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Trying to understand the business of movies?

I enjoy reading books on the making of movies. Like potato chips, the books come out, are read on the sofa, and you go on to the next. Every now and then, a book will stick in your mind. When … Continue reading

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ – a triumph for comic books

Having just seen Thor: Ragnarok, I came away with a number of differing thoughts. One was that it was like a series of graphic novels, and took just about as long to watch as it would have to read. Secondly, … Continue reading

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Updated to remove spoiler warnings. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will make a lot of money but would have made more with a coherent story. The film’s  promise is lost amid various conflicting competing plot lines. It has all … Continue reading

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Intense and Powerful – ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’

The Zookeeper’s Wife isn’t an easy movie to enjoy, but it’s so worthwhile to see. SPOILERS Continue reading

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Why all the kudos for ‘Logan?’

The first time I saw Logan, I was appalled by the violence and turned off by the story. I decided to give it another chance, see it a second time to see if I had the same reaction. So several … Continue reading

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Is the new “Ghostbusters” so special?

So many of my friends are over-the-stars about the new all-woman Ghostbusters that I decided to see it a second time to see if my first reaction was wrong. They sing it’s importance in the fight for female equality. I just thought … Continue reading

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“Tarzan” has come a long way

The new movie The Legend of Tarzan is not your great-grandfather’s “Tarzan.” I admit I went for Alexander Skarsgård’s admirable muscles and pecs, but stayed for the plot. I even went back for a second viewing. The original  “Tarzan of the Apes” was published … Continue reading

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