Tag Archives: cinema

Album Review: Twilight (OST)

Twilight (OST), by various artists There are definitely cases where soundtracks are a lot better than the movies that they come from and that is definitely the case. It is a bit embarrassing to admit, but with a few friends … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Northman

[Warning: There be spoilers below.] Without being too familiar in general with the work of director Robert Eggers, this film is a satisfying one if you have a high degree of respect for the grim worldview of the Norse, which … Continue reading

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Album Review: Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron (OST)

Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron (OST), by Bryan Adams and Hans Zimmer Given Bryan Adams’ luck with soundtracks–all four of his #1 hits came from soundtracks–it was only a matter of time before he decided to turn to a more … Continue reading

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Album Review: Encanto (OST)

Encanto (OST), by various artists I would like to preface this review by saying that I have not yet seen the film that this soundtrack is for and that I have no particular plans to do so. Whether that is … Continue reading

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Album Review: At The Movies

At The Movies, by Kenny Loggins While I was watching a video on YouTube I heard about a new album by Kenny Loggins that had been released on vinyl, and although I do not have a record player at this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rotten Movies We Love

Rotten Movies We Love: Cult Classics, Underrated Gems, And And Films So Bad They’re Good, by the editors of Rotten Tomatoes We must get something straight at the beginning. I am not included, for the most part, in the “we” … Continue reading

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Lessons In Framing From A Lobster

Recently I decided to check out the music video for the current Dua Lipa single “We’re Good,” and it struck me in watching the video that there is a lobster in this music video that is very sympathetically framed. I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Momento & Following

Momento & Following, by Christopher Nolan This book is made up of two screenplays for films by Christopher Nolan, as well as follow-up material about each of them, that together are a bit more than 200 pages. The first section … Continue reading

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Book Review: Forever Liesl

Forever Liesel: A Memoir Of The Sound Of Music, by Charmian Carr with Jean A.S. Strauss This book is a somewhat strange memoir, but it’s a very enjoyable one and the author comes off very well, even if she is … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Vanessa Williams

If one is looking for a varied and successful career in a great many different fields, Vanessa Williams has known some profound ups and downs.  First coming to prominence as a Miss America winner–and the first black one ever–who was … Continue reading

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