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Link and Comments: About Superhero Movies

From Sunday’s NYT. Mark Bowden, Why Are We Obsessed With Superhero Movies? The issue for me is why these types of stories are so popular, recently – and how these are primitive fantasies, the very opposite type of story as … Continue reading

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Skiffy Flix: Forbidden Planet

This 1956 film is still regarded as an important early science fiction films, and one of the best of the 1950s, even if it shows its age 60 years on. It influenced both Star Trek and Lost in Space, and … Continue reading

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Links and Comments: Reactions to Art; the Eclipse; Christianity and PKD

Saved from Facebook… A post by Adam-Troy Castro: Noted in a thread: Somebody (I forget who) told the story of leaving A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE as one of two teenage couples, being absolutely gobsmacked by it, and listening to his … Continue reading

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Spotlight

We saw Spotlight on Sunday, a film about the 2001 Boston Globe investigation into child abuse within the Catholic Church in that city, a film that just ranked #1 on the best movies of the year lists in both Time … Continue reading

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Philip Glass: Naqoyqatsi: Religion

Best, most thrilling track from the 2002 score by Philip Glass of Godfrey Reggio’s film Naqoyqatsi, with cello by Yo-Yo Ma. Keep listening. It really kicks in around 5:00 — the contrast between those rising arpeggios, rhythmically erratic — one … Continue reading

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The Martian, the movie

(posted Sunday, 4 Oct 2015, on Facebook) Saw The Martian today (*after* reading and posting Gary Westfahl’s review this morning — and also after reading Andy Weir’s novel a couple months ago) and I think it’s a prime example of … Continue reading

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