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Since I retired in 1995 I have tried to hone skills in muttering to myself, writing and napping. At 75, I live in one of those places where one moves from independent living to hospice. I expect to begin receiving my palliative morphine injections in a year, more or less. Although an atheist, I have been accepted with kindness and good cheer by the … more

reviewed Diary of a Country Priest. July 22, 2012
Diary of a Country Priest
Diary of a Country Priest (1951) – Robert Bresson's story of a young and inexperienced priest trying to serve God and the villagers of Ambricourt could easily be called, by a smart ass, Diary …
reviewed No Sale. July 22, 2012
No Sale
No Sale by Patrick Conrad, translated from the Dutch by Jonathan Lynn       "I can imagine no more fascinating adversary than a cinema-loving psychopath who knows as much …
reviewed Strange Love, Strange Lives. May 19, 2012
Strange Love, Strange Lives
I’ll bet you didn’t know Dusty was a cross dresser. No one did. Except me, of course, Raymond Hope. I don’t expect you’ll recognize my name. Back in the day I was what you might …
reviewed Kitchen Stories. May 13, 2012
Kitchen Stories
Kitchen Stories, a Norwegion/Swedish co-production, starts out as a dry, deadpan comedy of differences and ends as a dry, deadpan comedy of friendships.      Sweden's Home Research …
reviewed The Mystery of the Wax Museum. May 09, 2012
The Mystery of the Wax Museum
The Mystery of the Wax Museum is more mystery than horror, but the secret of Ivan Igor (Lionel Atwill), which comes by way of a sharp crack to his head, is satisfyingly startling. Despite the age of the …
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Quick Tips
posted a Quick Tip about King of New York. November 28, 2011
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A finer, odd-ball, violent crime drama I've yet to see. King of New York, the rise ands fall of Frank White (Christopher Walken), a quiet psycho just released from prison who just wants to built a …
posted a Quick Tip about McDonald's. November 13, 2011
Someone has to speak up for McDonald’s. I’ll gladly accept the challenge. I’ve eaten their burgers in cities across the nation since 1964 and I’m still munching with delight. The …
posted a Quick Tip about The Debt (2011 movie). September 09, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
The Debt
The Debt, an exceptional thriller, works on many levels. Its structure has just enough pay-attention moments that some viewers will be confused if they don’t. That’s big plus for me. The plot …
posted a Quick Tip about Milagro Beanfield War (1988). August 19, 2011
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Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)with Chick Vennera, Ruben Blades, Sonia Braga, Christopher Walken. In a small New Mexico town a big developer plans to uproot much of the Hispanic population to build a …
posted a Quick Tip about Rambling Rose. August 19, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Rambling Rose
Rambling Rose (1991) with Laura Dern and Robert Duvall. Rose has a kind of basic yet innocent sexuality about her that has an affect on the family she's staying with, not the least on the father, …
posted a Quick Tip about After America: Get Ready For Armageddon. August 14, 2011
After America: Get Ready For Armageddon
America, we weep for you. Our culture is taken over by anime cartoons in pink panties. Our people loll on the soft bosoms of government employees. Our weak, effete liberal establishment is applying the …
posted a Quick Tip about Sheen-gate 2011. March 06, 2011
Sheen-gate 2011
Charlie Sheen, after all, is a human being and we all share that DNA we call the human condition. I don't see how we can make fun of him or turn our faces away and still pretend to be caring people. I …
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