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Review Encore Now in cinemas and streaming in the US: Shane Atkinson’s LaRoy, Texas

Commentary Flashback 28 April 2011 How great it is that every once in a while we actually get a movie that really makes you think

Review Flashback 1982 Nicholas Meyer’s Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Review Flashback 1996 Petr Václav’s Marian


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Feature Film Review In the back garden of a mysterious house, the detective investigating Mallory’s disappearance finds a blood-stained bone and a strange typewritten note with words highlighted in colors indiscernible to someone with Protanopia

Short Film Review A woman as dispassionate as The Stoic Breeze has her solitary routine altered when she encounters someone in distress in the woods

Review Encore 60th anniversary re-release in the UK: Robert Stevenson’s Mary Poppins


My Personal Ranking of
Films Released in the Year 2023
(that I have seen and reviewed so far)


Review Encore 4K restoration re-release in the UK: Martin Scorsese’s After Hours

Feature Film Review Heartsick that Irish author Paul Kennedy is marrying her friend Emma instead of her, editor Maddie Kelly inadvertently alters all their destinies by making an Irish Wish to Saint Brigid


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The “People’s Choice”: a vote for singularity!


Short Film Review Apart from some time spent in a motel, Caleb & Sarah are living out of their car

Feature Film Review For her birthday Alice’s friends Isabelle and Pénélope arrange for a luxurious stay at Deauville’s Hôtel Normandy as well as an additional provocative surprise


Alphabetical Index of My Personal Eulogies


Latest Commentary Meryl Streep was her Oscar-nominated son-in-law Mark Ronson’s plus-one at the Grammys, but ironically he apparently couldn’t get her into the Oscars

Oscar Predictions Are these awards getting more predictable or am I? Let’s tally up my predictions and preferences for the 2024 Academy Award winners (for movies released in 2023)


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Feature Film Review At a party in 1946, the actor Felicia Montealegre meets the Maestro and composer Leonard Berstein, sparking a relationship that would last until her death 32 years later

Feature Film Review On the Dune planet Arrakis, Paul Atreides and his mother Jessica join the the native Fremen people, and Paul takes Two Fremen names, Usul and Muad’Dib

Feature Film Review On an international journey of discovery, Bella Baxter spies the plight of impoverished Poor Things in Alexandra and feels compelled to try helping them

Feature Film Review Professor and novelist Thelonius ‘Monk’ Ellison decries the state of American Fiction, especially when it comes to ghetto fiction

Review Encore 21st anniversary re-release in the UK: Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund’s City of God

Short Film Review Addicted and in serious debt to a dangerous dealer, Justin has run out of resources and will grasp at any chance for some Ready Cash

Review Encore 30th anniversary re-release in the UK: Neil Jordan’s Interview with the Vampire

Review Encore Re-release in the UK: Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables

Feature Film Review Hotel employee and aspiring actor Lance has appeared in movies as an extra, but he means to get Speaking Parts any way he can

Feature Film Review As 12-year-olds Chuck & Buck were extremely close friends, and a decade and a half later they both find Buck is incapable of moving on

Feature Film Review Through apparently divine intervention, screenwriter Adam comes to understand we are all disconnected, all separate and All of Us Strangers


Total Number of Feature Films, Documentaries and Shorts Reviewed to Date: 2,999