Movies

A hobby you may consider if you find that the thrill of building plastic models is gone: screenwriting. I’ve been writing screenplays and it’s a good way to learn about movies as well as sharpening your writing skills. The first thing you have to learn is that you don’t need to show everything. In most …

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I really liked Inception. I think that Christopher Nolan is a genius. But his latest film, Dunkirk, is a turkey. This is one of the worst films I’ve ever seen. I’m not just saying that because I sat there and nit-picked the military hardware and special effects and found them lacking. I’m saying it because …

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Yes, there is a connection. I love VHS. I love it because it’s cheap. I can buy a VHS player for ten bucks and repair it and run it forever. I can buy a new remote on eBay for a few dollars. I can buy any movie I want for a dollar (or less) and …

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I saw a remarkable film recently on Netflix. Jiro Dreams of Sushi is famous for being snubbed by the Oscars (I couldn’t believe it myself). It’s a great film–the only possible complaint I could make would the difficult-to-read (for us old-timers) white subtitles. But, the subject matter is interesting enough to cause me to watch …

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