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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

Webcast #164 – 2015

Posted November 20, 2015 by D. K. Holm

KQAC Posters

This week Marc, Mindy, Mona, and DKH discuss the ’50s domestic romance Brooklyn ; the arty Joli-Pitt marrital drama By the Sea; the remake of the South American drama, Secret in Their Eyes;  Theeb; a documentary about a philanthropist, Rosenwald; the story of a newspaper’s reporting of a priest scandal, Spotlight; and the mining near-tragedy The 33.

Webcast #163 – 2015

Posted November 6, 2015 by D. K. Holm

Some of the movies under review this week

While Ed is on a break, the remaining trio take a look at Love, the new film from the controversial Gaspar Noé; Miss You Already, a dying friend film with Drew Barrymore; The Keeping Room, a siege  tale set in the south during the Civil War; the Chinese film, The Nightingale;  School of Babel, documentary about immigrant… More

Webcast #162 – 2015

Posted October 30, 2015 by D. K. Holm

Some of this week's films

With an additional guest expert, this week the reviewers dwell on Room, Burnt, Labyrinth of Lies, Norway, and with guest reviewer Mindy Konczal, Truth, the film about the Dan Rather scandal at CBS.      

Webcast #161 – 2015

Posted October 23, 2015 by D. K. Holm

This week a reduced team discusses The Assassin, The Last Witchhunter, Rock the Kasbah, The Experimentor, and the Iceland film Grandpa.

Webcast #160 – 2015

Posted October 15, 2015 by D. K. Holm

Some of this week's movies

Among the film discussed by the quartet are Crimson Peak, the new Guillermo del Toro gothic, Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead, a history of National Lampoon magazine, Beasts of No Nation, about child soldiers in Africa, Steve Jobs, the latest film about the computer developer, Voyagers Without Trace, about an historic kayak expedition, and much more.  … More

Webcast #159 – 2015

Posted October 2, 2015 by D. K. Holm

This week, the team welcomes back Ed with reviews of the The Martian, Sicario, The Walk, Coming Home, Goodnight Mommy, Finders Keepers, We Come as Friends, and mentions of the Portland Queer Film Festival, and the Lovecraft Film Festival.

Webcast #158 – 2015

Posted September 25, 2015 by D. K. Holm

This week the three-legged team offers critiques of Time Out of Mind, with Richard Gere as a homeless man; Meet the Patels, a documentary about a nutty family;  Wildlike, an indie journey tale; and Stonewall, about the birth of the gay rights movement.

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