Category Archives: Eesti

Movies Watched in 2017 Part 1

  I set a challenge for myself on a message board this year to watch at least 100 movies. And as a way to encourage myself to watch older movies, I went with a sub-challenge of picking ten films per … Continue reading

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Estonia in the Republican Presidential Debate

The good news is that Estonia came up in the Trumpless Republican presidential debate. The bad news is that it’s in the context of potential invasion by Russia. From the transcript. BAIER: I’d like to ask you a few questions … Continue reading

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Academy Award Predictions

With the Oscar nominations coming out, I’m going to make my educated guess on who is going to be happiest tomorrow. Best Picture I’m guessing all five SAG nominees get nominated in a larger group, so that would be Beasts … Continue reading

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Estonia In The Media

With Putin’s aggression in Ukraine, Estonia’s in the news. The Daily Beast had a profile on President Toomas Ilves‘s efforts to fight back against Putin. So, where should the West focus its attention? Ilves’ eyes light up and he repeats one … Continue reading

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Sugarman’s Estonian Friend

Recently, I watched the documentary Searching For Sugarman about Sixto Rodriguez, an obscure psychedelic rock figure from the 1970s whose music was immensely popular in South Africa.  It’s shocking, I know, but a film that was universally acclaimed and seemed to … Continue reading

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Round-Up August 19 2013 Edition

The Sunday Herald of Glasgow has a list of the Top 50 Graphic Novels of all time. Tom Spurgeon thinks it’s not bad. If your first 50 encounters with the art form were these 50 choices, you’d likely be vastly entertained … Continue reading

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August 7 2013 Round-Up

This may be how Americans view the other kind of Football. George Clooney may have been right in his observation that anyone in the film industry shouldn’t refer to Waterworld as a historic flop. It’s always odd when a term becomes a metaphor, … Continue reading

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July 30 2013 Round-Up

Someone has compiled 15 film poster cliches. Spike Lee releases his list of essential films, the syllabus for his NYU Graduate class. Noah Millman considers whether the zombie movie has become the new western. Which is what worries me about … Continue reading

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July 29 2013 Round-Up

John Seavey praises Mark Gruenwald’s Quasar. ‘Quasar’ was the series he came up with to tell those stories, and I loved both ‘Quasar’ the series and Quasar the character. I loved the series because Gruenwald looked at the Marvel Universe, the … Continue reading

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Politics Round-Up July 15 2013

With Brian Schweitzer’s decision not to run for Senate in Montana, Nate Silver thinks Republicans have an even chance of gaining enough seats to have a majority. Republican strategists are optimistic. Joe Concha thinks that the media sensationalized the trial of … Continue reading

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