Channing Pomeroy
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  • Festival

    Festival

    ★★★★

    Festival is a documentary in the truest sense of the word: a document of a something that once existed. It’s an artifact of a moment in time when Peter, Paul & Mary, Pete Seeger, and Donavan where thought more entertaining and worthy of screen minutes than Son House, John Lee Hurt, the Georgia Sea Island Singers, and Hobart Smith.

  • California Typewriter

    California Typewriter

    ★★★★

    I was genuinely moved by this love letter to the analog, though I feel wrong expressing my thoughts using on a laptop. It’s like producing a CGI tribute to a famous stuntman. This enchanting documentary kindled a determination to track down a Hermes 2000 or Smith-Corona Silent, commission personalized letterpress stationary on hearty rag cotton, and make a habit of sending typewritten notes to those I care about or who have shown me kindness or service. Not to be a…

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  • Psycho

    Psycho

    ★★★★★

    About 40 minutes into Psycho, Norman removes a print hanging on his wall of “Susannah and the Elders,” a story from the Book of Daniel of two men spying on a naked bathing woman. Norman then spies through a peephole at Marion undressing to bathe. There’s an extreme close-up of his eye in the darkness lit by a beam of light from the peephole. Here we have the ultimate metaphor for moviegoing, the audience-as-voyeur, sitting in the dark spying on…

  • Da 5 Bloods

    Da 5 Bloods

    ★★★★

    “When you can assume that your audience holds the same beliefs you do, you can relax and use more normal means of talking to it; when you have to assume that it does not, then you have to make your vision apparent by shock -- to the hard of hearing you shout, and for the almost-blind you draw large and startling figures.”

    ― Flannery O'Connor

    Spike Lee’s fine genre pictures (25th Hour, Inside Man) are masterclasses in finesse and unsurpassed…