Favorite films

  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God
  • Blue Velvet
  • Cutter's Way
  • Double Indemnity

Recent activity

  • Three Colours: Blue

  • Phantom of the Paradise

  • The Hitch-Hiker

  • Stay Hungry

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  • Phantom of the Paradise

    Phantom of the Paradise

    THE 70s
    I’m a late boomer so the 70’s were my teen years. And what an incredibly great decade for diverse pop music. We had it all: funk (e.g. Kool & the Gang, Parliament), R&B (Bill Withers, Billy Preston), soul (Stevie Wonder, Al Green), rock (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith), power pop (Raspberries, Big Star), glam (T Rex, David Bowie) to name just a few. A slew of singer-songwriters filled the airwaves with heartfelt ballads and anthems. A few memorable examples include “I…

  • Osage Murders

    Osage Murders

    "The Osage, unlike other tribes, bought their home in Indian Territory and moved to what would become Osage County in Oklahoma. They hoped their home would have nothing the white man would ever want."

    No need to wait for Killers of the Flower Moon to learn some vital North American history. The Osage Murders tells the story of the racially-motivated murders that occurred in the 1920’s during the oil boom on Osage land (Oklahoma). This short documentary is an Indigenous…

Recent reviews

  • Three Colours: Blue

    Three Colours: Blue

    In this age of consumer as curator and the emergence of single-focus social media sites (e.g. GoodReads, LibraryThing, Discogs, Letterboxd, etc.) & streaming platforms (Netflix, Prime, Crave, Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify et al), it’s possible to find yourself up to your elbows in viewing, listening and reading options. So many titles, so many recommendations, ratings and “best” lists.

    I believe the right time to read that book, listen to that album or watch that film is when you didn’t know you…

  • Stay Hungry

    Stay Hungry

    “I personally can’t see that, shooting birds … And as for the crops, I personally feel that whoever gets there first…should eat ‘em!”

    Helena Kallianiotes as Anita in Stay Hungry (1976)

    I personally did see Stay Hungry on TubiTV. For this humble reviewer, the film was a bad trip that left a bad taste in my mouth - like chugging a double-jimsonweed julep. But after a strong cup o’ Good Morning America and a few days to recover, I’m ready…

Popular reviews

  • The Zone of Interest

    The Zone of Interest

    Rest in peace, Martin Amis - a brilliant writer who passed away on May 19, 2023. His novels have challenged me - at times, beyond my patience and capacity; his essays and nonfiction are endlessly engaging. He was also very funny! 

    Full disclosure: while The Zone of Interest is on my watch list, I didn’t make it to Cannes for the premiere. 

    My rating: a double to Martin Amis