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Cineaction cover story on Marnie

A Third Way of Thinking About Movies

Posted August 11, 2015 by D. K. Holm

When the BBC released the results of its poll of an unknown number of international critics about their favorite American movies, Alfred Hitchcock made the list five times – for... More


A Favorite Thing

Posted August 8, 2015 by D. K. Holm

A few Xmases ago, I had the unusual pleasure of meeting some Von Trapps. The two sisters and a brother were at a large festive party with much singing, and... More

The BFI's new book on Chaplin's The Gold Rush

What Is a Film?

Posted July 25, 2015 by D. K. Holm

Continuing with its series of films released in the middle of a decade, the BFI Film Classics series leaps from The Birth of a Nation in 1915 to Charles Chaplin's... More


The Shame of a Nation

Posted July 12, 2015 by D. K. Holm

As an observer of the movie world for many years, I've always found three subjects that were the least interesting: the Academy Awards, the red scare years or the blacklist, and... More

Guess the titles of these star studded films

Fun Quiz

Posted June 17, 2015 by D. K. Holm

There's no podcast this week, which means next week's will be packed, but in the meantime have fun with this quiz from the Guardian, asking for your guesses on several movies... More

The new look of Mother Focault bookstore on Morrison

Up Against the New Wall, Mother Foucault!

Posted April 11, 2015 by D. K. Holm

Portland, Oregon, is often viewed as an oasis for book lovers, though the number of actual book shops has dwindled over the past decade. But going against the grain, Craig... More

The Shame of a Nation

Posted April 2, 2015 by D. K. Holm

The late filmmaker Albert Maysles make a distinction between reporting, journalism in film, and non-fiction, or documentaries. That position gives the documentarian the latitude to incorporate elements such as recreations... More

Boyhoods: Kristin Thompson on Mason Evans and Harry Potter

Posted March 27, 2015 by D. K. Holm

As mentioned in podcast episode number 135, there is a fascinating essay on the links between Boyhood and the Harry Potter [caption id="attachment_19828" align="alignright" width="300"] The many stages of Mason Evans... More

In Memorium: Oscars Producers Obit

Posted by D. K. Holm

So, farewell then, Oscar producers. It's difficult to think other than that the disastrous, uncouth, and self-promoting Oscar broadcast of Sunday, February 22, 2015, led directly to their demise, rather... More

Slap Unhappy

Posted by D. K. Holm

The NBC Thursday-night program The Slap has been eliciting poor reviews despite having a high profile line up of movie stars, including Peter Sarsgaard and Uma Thurman, among others, and... More

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