Filming location for spaghetti westerns in Almería, Spain

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Scott R. Larson

Building façade in Cannes, France

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The Latest Commentary: No job, no responsibilities, no worries—what could possibly be missing from Roger’s totally carefree life?

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

For information on Lautaro’s Spear and my other two novels, please visit my book blog

The Ten Latest Feature Film Reviews…

Humming the Ary Barroso melody Brazil becomes the only escape for low-level Ministry of Information employee Sam Lowry at the end of his mad act of rebellion – pursuit of a woman he had seen in his dreams – against a world dominated by an ineffectual and cruel bureaucracy

In the year 2027, because of an unexplained worldwide infertility pandemic, there have been no more Children of Men and women for the previous 18 years

When asked what animal he would he like to become, should he not find a romantic partner within the required 45 days, David chooses The Lobster because it has a lifespan of 100 years

On V-E Day in 1945, the daughters of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth convince their parents to let them have A Royal Night Out so they may experience the historic night among a cross-range of Londoners

To her lover Orlando, Marina Vidal is nothing but A Fantastic Woman, but after his untimely demise, members of his family see her only as a cause of embarrassment if not an object of outright scorn

Upon receiving a delayed and desperate letter from her Aunt Martha, who has lived in France for forty years, Fiona promptly leaves Canada only to find herself Lost in Paris

The teachers at Headfort, the only Irish primary-age boarding school, effectively act In Loco Parentis for the pupils, who come from all over Ireland and the rest of the world

Can an act of art, such as Guys Reading Poems, heal traumatic emotional and psychological abuse committed in the name of art?

I, Tonya Harding, deserve to be judged on my skating alone, insists the athlete at the heart of a major scandal at the 1994 Winter Olympics

On increasingly thin ice with the rest of his rock band, The Drummer and the Keeper on a residential care home’s football team form an unlikely friendship

The Three Latest Short Film Reviews…

Shy college student Jane accepts a party invitation from a student she likes, but her experience there casts a devastating Shadow over her sense of self-worth

At 30 years of age, Roger thinks he is too young to be father, but perhaps the unexpected arrival of Roger Junior could initiate his long-delayed Maturing Youth

A headline in Songwriter Weekly asks, Who Is Elmore Dean?, but a more pertinent question would be who or what is taking over his apartment?

Commentary Flashback…

11 August 2005: For 20 years, devotees of British cinema have been getting glimpses of one man’s personal view of multicultural England

Selected Past Reviews…

Flashback to 1987: André Téchiné’s Les Innocents

Flashback to 1996: Chris Bould’s My Friend Joe

Other Stuff…

My Inbox: Cinéma(s) en liberté 1969 – 1972 / An exhibition in Cannes by La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs

Alphabetical Index of My Personal Eulogies

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

Web Site Statistics for March

Total Number of Feature Films, Documentaries and Shorts Reviewed to Date: 2,511