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Webcast #19 – 2012

Posted July 20, 2012 by D. K. Holm

The big film of the season, The Dark Knight Rises, is considered by the team, along with Trishna, Three Days of the Condor, and Apocalypse Now.

Webcast #18 – 2012

Posted by D. K. Holm

On the Aisle looks at Savages, The Amazing Spider-Man, and with a look back at Dylan’s  Don’t Look Back, and a visit to the city by Portland native and cartoonist-filmmaker Bill Plympton.

An announcement, or two, and reviews

Posted July 10, 2012 by Ed Goldberg

After a long, and semi-justifiable, absence, I am back with movie reviews on our blog.  You can hear us review films by downloading our webcast, but it was time for me to get back to writing reviews. First, though, Kimberly Gadette has decided that she can no longer spend the time required to be a […]

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.

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