Category Archives: Film

Crazy Wisdom

I was an odd awkward child, an army brat dropped into new schools as regularly as other kids get new shoes or longer jeans. To defend myself, I made a virtue out of abnormality. I shaped my difference into a … Continue reading

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Tonto and the Lone Ranger

Gore Verbinski directs what I can only call a morality play, holding up a mirror to our culture that, like the very best fiction, is so true it hurts.  No wonder the box office is disappointing. This particular truth, about … Continue reading

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Mud

If you’ve ever visited my website, you know I have an affinity for mud – primal ooze, earth mixed with water, prima materia, the basic stuff from which we spring.  So I could hardly pass up a movie called Mud! … Continue reading

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Noir-vu

His fedora, brim pulled low above five o’clock shadow framed in the up-turned collar of a shabby trench coat made me giggle, even though the cleft beneath that stubbled jaw triggered a tiny flutter in my you-know-what.   He seemed … Continue reading

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Here’s Looking At You, Kid

I first saw “Casablanca” in tiny dive in Georgetown in the 1960’s.  Forerunner to today’s “Movie Taverns,” it was a little hole in the wall that served popcorn and beer at café tables in a small black-painted room with a … Continue reading

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