Category Archives: Film

13 Horror Movies in October

I’m continuing with a list of the films I watched, except this this time with a theme, focusing on thirteen horror movies. Movie #133/ 1970s Movie #14: Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979- English language version) This was the Herzog/ Kinski/ Adjani/ Ganz … Continue reading

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Movies Watched in 2017 Part 6

I finished my personal goal of seeing ten movies each from ten decades. but I’m still keeping track of the films I watch. “New movie” just refers to something I hadn’t seen yet, so it could have come out in … Continue reading

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When People Should Be Kicked Out of the Academy

Harvey Weinstein has been kicked out of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which is probably the right move. Now, there are calls to kick out some others, with references to Academy members Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski, Woody Allen … Continue reading

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Movies Watched in 2017 Part 5

This is the conclusion of my effort to watch at least 100 films, 10 from each decade. There have been four previous entries: Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. I kept track of certain details of films I watched … Continue reading

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100+ Notable Foreign Language/ Silent Films on Kanopy

Kanopy’s streaming service has so many nice films available that a Top 100 isn’t enough. I did a Top 100 English language films a few days ago, but if anything, their selection of silent movies and foreign language films is … Continue reading

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100 Significant English Language Films on Kanopy

The Kanopy deal with the New York Public Library is pretty damn awesome, allowing anyone with a New York public library card access to their streaming video collection for free. Reviews emphasize their library of Criterion collection films—which is an … Continue reading

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Why Stories Favor the Fish Out of Water

Another bias in fiction is what I would call the “fish out of water” bias, which simply means that a story is more likely to be told from an outsider’s perspective than an insider’s. There are a few advantages to … Continue reading

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