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Scott R. Larson

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The Latest Commentary: Sometimes the closest you can get to a good documentary film is listening to the radio

My personal ranking of films released in the year 2017 (that I have seen and reviewed so far)

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The Ten Latest Feature Film Reviews…

Writer Dalton Trumbo eventually outlasts the Hollywood blacklist by using fronts to keep his own name off his award-winning screenplays

In an essay titled Handsome Devil, sixteen-year-old Ned recounts his most painfully regrettable act, which betrayed his only friend at a rugby-mad boarding school

Sent away under a dark cloud as a child from her backwater Australian town, The Dressmaker Tilly Dunnage returns to repair her relationship with her mother and to settle old scores

Two brothers, ages 8 and 6, are determined to produce and market their own comic book title starring a hero called M.r Pickpocket

In July in Paris When It Sizzles, Hollywood writer Richard Benson attempts to finish a screenplay for producer Alexander Meyerheim with the game assistance of typist Gabrielle Simpson

In the course of an interview with a journalist at Hyannisport, Massachusetts, Jackie Kennedy relives her husband’s assassination, his funeral and the aftermath

The sudden death of his brother Joe requires Lee Chandler to return to Manchester by the Sea, a place he has mostly avoided because of the terrible memories there

Teaching young Chiron to float in the water at a Miami beach, Juan relates a story about an old woman who once told him ‘in Moonlight black boys look blue,’ adding ‘at some point you gotta decide for yourself who you’re going to be’

Despite a contentious start, struggling jazz pianist Sebastian and aspiring actor Mia find love in the La La Land that is Los Angeles, California

In a large old house in Santa Barbara in 1979, fifteen-year-old Jamie is surrounded by 20th Century Women of various ages, most notably his mother Dorothea

The Three Latest Short Film Reviews…

Doing his best to take comfort from or find meaning in his Bible and his religion, William in his own way confronts what it means To Be Alone

After an extended period away from the dating scene, Jack attempts to get back in by visiting his local Undatement Center

Having offered to take on young comedian Billy, a hard-edged talent agent explains to him how he subjects those who cross him to what he calls Psychic Murder

Commentary Flashback…

14 October 2004: It’s year No. 49 for the Cork Film Festival, but the festival organizers couldn’t have known that they were arranging a tribute to a major movie figure who will be remembered as much or more for his humanity as for his films

Selected Past Reviews…

Mulholland Drive: New Blu-ray release in the UK

Flashback to 1985: Dan Pita’s Paso Doble

Flashback to 1996: Tom DiCillo’s Box of Moonlight

Other Stuff…

My Inbox: SIFF Highlights | GiveBIG | Fall Festival Dates

Alphabetical Index of My Personal Eulogies

My List of Personal Eyewitness Accounts of Public Interviews of Various Movie People

Web Site Statistics for April

Total Number of Feature Films, Documentaries and Shorts Reviewed to Date: 2,427