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August 01, 2015

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D. K. Holm is the movie reviewer for theVancouver Voice. A long-time Portland, Ore., resident, Holm editing the film magazine Cinemonkey, worked at Willamette Week for 10 years, and then for the late, lamented PDXS. Holm has contributed numerous DVD reviews to various websites, including DVDJournal. In addition, Holm has published 10 books, including two volumes on R. Crumb, two on Tarantino, and volumes on independent cinema and film noir, and Guy Maddin: Interviews. More info can be found at is Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._K._Holm


Posts and Reviews by D. K. Holm


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 The Gold Rush in 1925. Though obviously there were many films in between (most of them now lost), the leap in technique and story clarity […]


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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 censorship. These were subjects of sociological interest, not aesthetic. Magazines and academia seemed to thing we were more interested in these aspects of movies than […]


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 with top casts whose titles you can’t remember.


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 Florence and his wife opened  Mother Foucault’s, at 528 SE Morrison Street, about five years ago, where it was notable as “Portland’s smallest bookstore.” The […]


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 and a “bias” or advocacy that is disallowed in conventional journalism. Kirby Dick is not as well known as the other documentarians in this sense, […]


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 series on line. Kristin Thompson is one of the best film writers on line, at the blog she shares with David Bordwell, her partner in numerous essential film textbooks. Over the last few years […]


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 than the whole run of three Oscar shows with Craig Zadan and Neil Meron at the helm. This latest was the worst, for its cruelty […]


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 a “social problem” style approach that prime time likes to use. The negativity comes down to comparing the program to its original as an Australian […]


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Je Suis Robert!

Posted January 14, 2015 by D. K. Holm

  One of the most interesting and human responses to the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris on January 8, 2015, was that of Robert Crumb, the American cartoonist, now living in a village in France. As a comic book artist, a satirist, the “grandfather” of underground comix, an anti-authoritarianian, and as a resident in two diverse societies, he seems like the […]