Category Archives: Film

MCU Phase 5 And Beyond

There was an argument on a comic book message board about whether the Marvel Cinematic Universe should be rebooted, and I thought that was way too premature. The X-Men and the Fantastic Four haven’t really been introduced yet. Spider-Man’s still … Continue reading

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Film Seen In 2022 Part 3

Reviews of movies I’ve seen this year especially by Lubitsch, Sam Raimi, and featuring the multiverse. Continue reading

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Films Seen in 2022 Part 2

I’m still keeping track of movies I’ve seen. This year I’ve gotten involved into some annual film challenges. One is to watch 52 particular Criterion movies, and the other is to watch four movies each from multiple movements. For this … Continue reading

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God, I love Spider-Man No Way Home

This is going to have spoilers on a very successful movie that got a love of coverage. I watched it again in Imax, and it remains really¬†good. If Into the Spider-Verse was a big statement on Spider-Man, this is a … Continue reading

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Films Seen In 2022 Part 1

As I’ve done for the last few years, I’m keeping track of movies I’ve seen. A slight change is that I’m also trying to include some shorter films. Movie #1/ New Movie #1: The Spiderwick Chronicles (Netflix)It’s a family fantasy … Continue reading

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Modern Film Movements

I’ve been reading about film movements recently (IE- Golden Age of Hollywood, German Expressionism, French New Wave) and that got me thinking about modern movies, which would have to be part of at least one film movement, even if we … Continue reading

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Films Seen In 2021 Finale

This is the conclusion of a series of observations on movies I’ve seen this year. It includes my favorite movie this year, which is probably not going to be a surprise to anyone who knows that I’m a Spider-Man fan, … Continue reading

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Alex Haley VS An American Neo-Nazi

A twitter link on Alex Haley’s response to the racist George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi party, got me thinking that that would be an interesting movie. And then I learned that it was already done, with James … Continue reading

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Films Seen in 2021 Part 8: Zach Snyder and the Scandinavian Revival

This is a continuation of observations on films I’ve seen this year. For this batch, my subchallenges were ten movies for a Criterion based annual challenge, five films from the Scandinavian revival film movement (there will be overlap with the … Continue reading

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Films Seen in 2021 Part 7

This is a continuation of observations on films I’ve seen this year. For this batch, I didn’t go with any further challenges, although I did end up watching several African-American horror movies, and did my best to take advantage of … Continue reading

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