August 22, 2014

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TV Outbacks: Fargo

Posted June 22, 2014 by D. K. Holm

Some years ago I came up with the sub-noir genre film soleil, consisting of crime thrillers set in sunny climes and with a different moral alignment than the typical films noirs... More

NBC's Hannibal

TV Outbacks: Hannibal

Posted by D. K. Holm

Hannibal recently completed its second of two 13-episode seasons, airing on NBC Friday nights, with a third season slated for next year. Fridays and Saturdays are currently considered dead zones... More



Posted June 20, 2014 by D. K. Holm

Obvious Child is the latest mumblecore-curious indie rom-com, and looks to become a modest hit as an anti-Juno as it tells the tale of a stand up comedienne who becomes pregnant... More

Poster for Million Ways to Die in the West

Back to the Future

Posted June 13, 2014 by D. K. Holm

Another "death" movie recently released last weekend along with Fault in Our Stars and Edge of Tomorrow is A Million Ways to Die in the West, and I'm baffled as to why... More

Posters for Edge of Tomorrow and The Fault in Our Stars

Deja Vu All Over Again

Posted June 6, 2014 by D. K. Holm

As it  invades our thoughts at three in the morning, so now has death invaded a "big movie" summer weekend. The dual release of Edge of Tomorrow and The Fault... More

Person of Interest

TV Outbacks: Person of Interest

Posted May 17, 2014 by D. K. Holm

Boilerplate: As one season comes to an end and most of the network shows wrap up their 20+ episode seasons, the majority of networks engage in an annual ritual concerning... More

Staring silently into the future.

Train Plotting

Posted April 26, 2014 by D. K. Holm

If an alien in whatever sentient form finally (already?) visited the earth she or he or it might think that the primary human emotion on display among the... More

The film's poster, in which the subject seems to be listening, instead of looking.

The Eyes Have It

Posted by D. K. Holm

Who knew that Joss Whedon aspired to the status of Nicholas Sparks? Or for that matter, Audrey Niffenegger, the novelist of The Time Traveler’s Wife. Both Mr. Sparks an Ms. Niffeneggeris... More

Postor for Jodorowsky's Dune

Crystal Blue Persuasion

Posted April 12, 2014 by D. K. Holm

Look at those cute hippies, with their tantric sex and light refracting cubes and their clothes in rainbow colors, communing with nature and thinking deep thoughts about the squares and... More

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