Category Archives: Film

Moments of

Heard about “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool“, playing at the Toronto International Film Festival. Interview with Elvis Costello, whose new song, “You Shouldn’t Look At Me That Way“, plays over the credits. Purpose of song, according to Costello: There … Continue reading

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Delicate

A man who goes down on his knees is either proposing marriage, or he has been shot. Comment by Sofia Vergara, playing Ava in New Year’s Eve. Earthy and humorous, as here: 2011 film by Garry Marshall. Written by Katherine … Continue reading

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Blindfold, Empty Room

Saving Private Ryan feels about as challenging as walking blindfolded through an empty room backwards: a different way of experiencing the familiar, but familiar all the same. Geoff Pevere, in reviewing The Thin Red Line in comparison: “A masterpiece on … Continue reading

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Howling

He would call me late at night from somewhere on the road, a ghost town in Texas, a rest stop near Pittsburgh, or from Santa Fe, where he was parked in the desert, listening to the coyotes howling. Patti Smith, … Continue reading

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Back to Persepolis

In relation to how the imposed “modest” attire for women becomes a symbol of larger oppressions. Persepolis:

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Laila’s Birthday

2008 film, otherwise known as Eid milad Laila, written and directed by Rashid Masharawi. Saw it yesterday, for the first time. Picking up a DVD at one time, and then putting aside for another time. Film about a judge who … Continue reading

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Different Traits

Supposed to tell you that I knew you But I can’t remember Everybody’s got their different traits

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