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A White Guy on Women in Hollywood and Feminism on Film

I’m a privileged white guy in America and, as patron saint of comedy Louis C.K., that makes a huge difference. What I find detestable as a person is when other men (and sometimes even women) are ignorant of the forces … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones 5.6: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken – Review

This episode played, as more and more Game of Thrones episodes are wont nowadays, as five vignettes, concerning Arya, the King’s Landing ruckus, Tyrion & Jorah, the Dornish happenings, and another good ole fashioned Westerosi wedding, this time at Winterfell. … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones 5.5: Kill the Boy – Review

Every season has a flavor and, for this one, it’s swiss chocolate. While many bemoan the (necessary) changes to keep the show going at its breakneck pace, this week, to me, proved that David Benioff and Dan Weiss are THE … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones 5.4: Sons of the Harpy – Review

Game of Thrones continues its rampage of change in the fourth episode of Season 5 this week. The changes are good because the echoes in other plotlines are more pronounced. It makes for more concise storytelling, in line with the ‘convergence’ … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones 5.3: High Sparrow – Review

Ah it wouldn’t be Game of Thrones without weddings and we got one today (between the boy king Tommen and the twice-widowed Margaery) and a promise of another (in a shocking swerve from the source material). The Wall: Jon & … Continue reading

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Netflix’s Bloodline: Season 1 Review

With Damages, series creators Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, and Daniel Zelman took the term “legal show” and cranked it up to 11. With Bloodline, they’ve done it again, taking the “family drama” and making the morality about as dark and … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones 5.2: The House of Black and White – Review

More than anything, this episode was an important pivot point. Characters reached the end of journeys and began new ones. Book material ended and show invention began. I could feel the season’s groundwork being laid for payoff in the second … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones 5.1: The Wars to Come – Review

This review presumes the viewer has not seen the further 3 episodes that leaked ahead of yesterday’s premiere. Now, I would never give in to temptation and illegally watch one of my favorite shows given the opportunity . . . … Continue reading

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Back After the Commercial Interruption

Guess who’s back, back, back again . . . I couldn’t resist. Bad news: some WiFi troubles left me Internet-less (which is both better and worse than you think it is). Good news: I was able to get work done … Continue reading

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Consuming Nostalgia: The Re-packaging and Selling of Our Cultural Identity

Say ’em with me, one breath: Alien, Predator, Terminator, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Beetlejuice, Beverly Hills Cop, Blade Runner, Mad Max, Planet of the Apes, Die Hard, Triplets, Conan the Barbarian, Ghostbusters, Jurassic Park (ragged breath) . . . 3 versions … Continue reading

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