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The Long Arc of Tony Stark and me

In the last few weeks, endless rivers of words have been written about the Avengers and Iron Man who is really Tony Stark, in particular. What can I add now? Longevity. I’ve been involved with Stark for decades. When living … Continue reading

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Coming this April strong women abound on SF and Fantasy screens

Captain Marvel. Wonder Woman. Princess Leia.  Shuri. Natasha Romanoff the Black Widow. Mon Mothma. Okoye. Arya Stark, Elsa, Maz Kanata.  In the last decade, there has been an explosion of strong women in movie and television’s science fiction/fantasy genre. (I … Continue reading

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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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