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Scott Larson

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The Latest Commentary: Once they were young and in love and they killed people; now they are old and confused and they dash Oscar® dreams

Let’s see how I did in the Bonnie & Clyde edition of my predictions for the 2017 Academy Awards

My personal ranking of films released in the year 2016 (that I have seen and reviewed so far)

My second novel The Three Towers of Afranor is now available worldwide in paperback and digital formats! For more info click here to read my book blog!

Click here to read a free sample of the beginning of The Three Towers of Afranor

The Ten Latest Feature Film Reviews…

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

Lama Norbu travels from Bhutan to Seattle so that he might read the book Little Buddha to Dean and Lisa Conrad’s son Jesse and explain that the nine-year-old may be the reincarnation of the late Lama Dorje

He has a car and she has missed her train so, after dropping their children off at a Deauville boarding school, A Man and a Woman share a lift back to Paris

Forbidden by a judge’s ruling to live in their home state of Virginia, Richard and Mildred Loving enlist the ACLU to challenge the anti-miscegenation law that made their marriage illegal

The Arrival of extraterrestrial vessels at a dozen locations around the world prompts the U.S. government to recruit the services of eminent linguist Louise Banks

Traumatic memories of a horrific event he witnessed as a child prevent Oliver Madly from accepting who he is, making him something of Closet Monster

The Three Latest Short Film Reviews…

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

In dreams late at night a woman is terrorized in her never-ending dreams by a clown/demon/murderer that bears the name Defarious

Recognizing a woman on a park bench previously unknown to him, a man wonders if she and he could be the The Deja Vuers from his dream

Commentary Flashback…

12 August 2004: It may have been beauty that killed the beast, but it was the beauty’s scream that lingered in our ears and our heads for seven decades

Selected Past Reviews…

Flashback to 1985: Rauni Mollberg’s Tuntematon sotilas (The Unknown Soldier)

Flashback to 1996: Nancy Meckler’s Alive & Kicking (Indian Summer)

Other Stuff…

My Inbox: Science-based drama PAINLESS to hold World Premiere at Cinequest

Alphabetical Index of My Personal Eulogies

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

Web Site Statistics for February

Total Number of Feature Films, Documentaries and Shorts Reviewed to Date: 2,420