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Shocks of the Old

Posted January 10, 2016 by D. K. Holm

Robert Hughes and Christopher Htichens Covers

Among other things, the 1970s through the 1990s were a great time for the essay-review. Certain publications thrived with their authoritative contributors, magazines such as The New York Review of Books and the Village Voice, The New Republic and the conservative voices of The New Criterion, then the rise of Spy and the New York… More

Webcast #170 – 2016

Posted January 8, 2016 by D. K. Holm

The Revenant Poster

This week the full complement of reviewers discuss The Revenant, Flowers, and films from India at the NWFC.

Webcast #169 – 2015

Posted December 31, 2015 by D. K. Holm

Hateful Eight Poster

With a reduced staff in from the cold, the team discuss The Hateful Eight, Bridgend, and the new documentary about Janis Joplin.

Webcast #168 – 2015

Posted December 23, 2015 by D. K. Holm

Posters for Episode 168

A Christmas Present of sorts: our reviews of some of the big holiday offerings, including Joy, Carol, Mustang, Sisters, Concussion,The Big Short, and the Point Break remake. Happy Holidays!

Northern Lights, Action, Camera

Posted December 18, 2015 by D. K. Holm

Fargo Posters

Those of us who are Fargo fans already can’t wait for the third season, the second having just ended last Monday with its 10th episode. But in the off season there’s a way to occupy our minds, and that’s play a Fargo game and try to anticipate what might occur in Season Three based on the things… More

Webcast #167 – 2015

Posted by Ed Goldberg

Posters No 167 Star Wars

It’s Christmas a week early for Star Wars fans as Chapter 7, The Force Awakens hits the screens. Our teams discusses that film along with Youth and James White and a few other inconsequential artifacts.

Webcast #166 – 2015

Posted December 11, 2015 by D. K. Holm

Movies for episode 166

This week, a staff of two look at In the Heart of the Sea, a Ron Howard adventure about the true story behind Moby Dick; the new Frederick Wiseman documentary In Jackson Heights; and two celebrations of grand directors, Hitchcock-Truffaut and the centenary series of Orson Welles at the NWFC. Show Notes:  Audio notes in the show itself provide… More

Liars Club

Posted December 10, 2015 by D. K. Holm

Le Carre bio cover

It’s a trend. A recent spate of biographies call into question the truthfulness of their subjects. A new, short account of Dashiell Hammett and the sources of his writing life calls into question many of his claims.[1] A recent clump of books about Orson Welles celebrating, to a degree, his 100th centenary, take varied stances… More

Webcast #165 – 2015

Posted December 4, 2015 by D. K. Holm

Posters for Dec. 4

Combining reviews from this week and the previous week, the quartet look at Chi-raq, Entertainment, The Good Dinosaur, Victor Frankenstein, and others.

The Ugly Years

Posted November 26, 2015 by D. K. Holm

Covers to the Vidal related books under review

Empire of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal, Jay Parini (Doubleday, 480 pages, $30, ISBN-13: 978-0385537568, October 13, 2015 [Vidal’s birthday]) Sympathy for the Devil: Four Decades of Friendship with Gore Vidal, Michael Mewshaw (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 224 pages, $24, ISBN-13: 978-0374280482, January 13, 2015) In Bed with Gore Vidal, Tim Teeman, Paperback (Riverdale Avenue… More

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