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Re: Inside Llewyn Davis

Inside Llewyn Davis is much less plot driven than other Coen Brothers movies. Essentially a slice-of-life film, the movie follows struggling folk singer Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) as he tries to make it as professional musician in New York circa 1961. 219 more words

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Archetypal America

In honor of the release of  the Archetypal America workshop recordings, I offer this post on one of my favorite films, Stagecoach. The course recordings can be purchased as a digital download here: … 1,141 more words


Re: The Force Awakens

Let’s cut directly to the chase: I found “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” to be good, but not great. The storytelling seemed somewhat choppy and the whole film came off as underdeveloped–as if it was an outline of the action rather than a fully fleshed out story. 614 more words

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Re: City in the Sky

In High-Rise, Dr. Robert Laing (Tom Hiddleston) moves into an apartment in a new, ’70s style apartment complex which looks rather like a gigantic heating vent, one of five such structures built around a lake. 306 more words

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Wait Until Dark (1967)

Wait Until Dark doesn’t seem at first to fit in the genre of a thriller, because when you first search it online it will reveal that there is a brilliant blind lady, a champion blind lady who’s going to be terrorised, but you are wrong. 330 more words

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Book People Talk Movies: The One with Once Upon a December

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If you know me at all, then you know I’m a huge Disney fan. 852 more words

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April Movie Favorites

April was a movie month for me. I don’t usually watch a lot of movies but for some unknown reason, I was in the mood to watch as many movies as I could last month. 107 more words

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