movies

Eastwood’s “Hereafter” Offers More Questions Than Answers

November 16, 2010

[Originally posted on SWIFT, November 16, 2010] Whatever gets you through your life ,’salright, ‘salright. Do it wrong or do it right, ‘salright, ‘salright Don’t need a watch to waste your time, oh no, oh no. — John Lennon In “Hereafter,” Clint Eastwood’s latest directorial outing, three characters explore the impact of death — or […]

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A Serious Man

January 26, 2010

[WARNING: This is a serious spoiler alert. If you haven’t yet seen A Serious Man, your enjoyment when you do see it will be significantly compromised if you read this essay now. I’ll just tell you for the time being that I think it’s the best film the Coen brothers have made in close to […]

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“Let the Right One In”

May 21, 2009

I haven’t posted much about movies, but this little Norwegian film, an original and provocative take on the vampire genre, is one of the best things I’ve seen in a while. Let the Right One In is now available for rental from Netflix. The beauty of this film is that it is a horror flick […]

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The Oscars

February 24, 2009

Yup, I admit it. I’m an Oscars junkie. I love the Oscars, even when I hate the show. I am a cinephile, I love cinema as a powerful contemporary art form. And I love the movies, and the tradition and history and glitz and glamour of movies and their stars. And the Oscars invariably represents […]

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