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The Station Agent

Posted July 8, 2012 by D. K. Holm


Hollywood is called the dream factory but apparently we ordinary citizens have no idea of the full range of falsity Tinsel Town erects in order to keep us falling for its dreams. Take Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn. To the public theirs was a many-decade love affair in which the Catholic Tracy never left his […]


Posted by D. K. Holm


Buttocks flex, abs pack ‘em in, and pecs vibrate like railroad crossing lights, all in the interest  of exposing the cruel inexorable demands of capitalism. That’s Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike in a nutshell (or nutsack). Soderbergh has a few themes that recur in his films. One is the return of a figure to a home town where […]

Ted Talks

Posted by D. K. Holm


Ted, TV’s Seth MacFarland’s first foray onto the big screen is both funnier than you expect but also strangely more conventional and in fact sentimental. Perhaps that’s a cynical calculation on the part of the filmmakers. With the raunch and politically incorrect humor, Macfarland lures the boys, and with the sentimental love story, beauty tames […]

Greed is Good

Posted by D. K. Holm


Savages starts out exciting for a crime film but loses steam about an hour in and it’s hard to figure out why. It’s also burdened with a double ending. The first ending comes from the lively book by Don Winslow. The second one is made up by director Oliver Stone and two other credited screenwriters, Winslow, […]

Webcast #17 – 2012

Posted June 28, 2012 by Ed Goldberg

We review: Magic Mike, People Like Us, The Amazing Spider-Man and Ted.

Webcast #16 – 2012

Posted June 20, 2012 by Ed Goldberg

We review: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Brave, Your Sister’s Sister and That’s My Boy.

Webcast #15 – 2012

Posted June 14, 2012 by Ed Goldberg

We review: Rock of Ages, Prometheus, Moonrise Kingdom, Safety Not Guaranteed, Peace, Love & Understanding, Hysteria, Ultrasonic.

LOST in Space

Posted June 8, 2012 by D. K. Holm


Like Snow White and the Huntsman before it, Prometheus was the recipient of an effective trailer that instilled a sense of awed anticipation. ThePrometheus trailers were even anounced and postitioned like movies themselves, and coming out of commericals in the first place, director Ridley Scott may have had a hand in overseeing their creations. But unfortunately, also like Snow White, this […]

Fairy Tales Can Come True, It Can Happen to You

Posted by D. K. Holm


2012 may be turning out to be one of the best years for film. Not only have we had a new Whit Stillman and two new Soderberghs and two Joss Whedon-related works, but the recent Cannes film festival highlighted new films by Michael Haneke, Dario Argento, Leos Carax, Audiard, Cronenberg, Miiki, and Andrew Dominik. Over the […]

Webcast #14 – 2012

Posted by Ed Goldberg

A special episode in which Kimberly Gadette, just returned from the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, is interviewed by D.K. (Doug) Holm about the nuts, bolts and even some of the movies in competition at the most celebrated film festival in the world.

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