Category Archives: Film

Film Nibbles

I watched The Angel the other night, the true story of Ashraf Marwan, who was President Nasser’s son-in-law. He was also a special adviser to Nasser’s successor, Anwar Sadat, at the same time he served as an asset to Israeli … Continue reading

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Cancer Journal 19, 2019 and Dinners and Netflix Entertainment

Yesterday, the second chemo treatment was administered. It’s a long process, beginning with “backwashing the chemo port,” as I call it. Actually, it’s just cleaning the port and, I guess, ensuring that the contents of the needle plunged into it … Continue reading

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I watched Desierto tonight. It’s not an uplifting film. It’s an action/horror film whose premise is that a group of illegal immigrants attempting to enter the U.S. are forced to abandon the truck in which they are being transported. Because … Continue reading

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I do not follow film. I do not wait with anticipation for announcements of Oscar nominations, nor do I track predictions about which new films will be the latest and greatest contributions to filmdom. I guess that’s the reason I’d … Continue reading

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Hard Powder and the Like

I stumbled across a bit of interesting information this morning, something I want to file away as a reminder in a year or so. A film called Hard Powder, starring Liam Neeson, is being filmed in or around Vancouver, British … Continue reading

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My Revelation: A Thirteen-Year Extra-marital Affair

I am awake because threats of severe weather for our area continue around us. Earlier, we had two severe thunderstorm warnings and one tornado warning. Fortunately, those warnings have expired, but the atmosphere south and west of us looks favorable for … Continue reading

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Keeper of Lost Causes

There is no question: I have become enamored with Danish crime films. Tonight, I watched Department Q: Keeper of Lost Causes, a gritty thriller in which a troubled and troublesome homicide detective is punished for his bad behavior, after having … Continue reading

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Netflix Genre Category Listings

Netflix Genre Listings When logged in to Netflix online, click on a genre selection below to see a complete list of current Netflix titles within the genre. Action & Adventure Action & Adventure, Classic Action & Adventure, Crime Action & … Continue reading

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Another Visit to the Theatre

My foreign flick frenzy continued unabated on Tuesday evening, when I watched The Wave, (the Norwegian title for which is Bølgen).  Unlike some of the previous flicks, this one cannot be accused of being in the same state, much less the same … Continue reading

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Foreign Cinema and Series

I did not intentionally seek out foreign films and television series. It was as if the Netflix series sought me out. First, I stumbled upon Fauda (which means “chaos” in Arabic), an Israeli television series political thriller that captured my … Continue reading

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Cartel Land

I am not quite sure how I feel about Cartel Land, a documentary film I watched last night. The film follows two groups of vigilantes, one on the U.S. side of the Arizona-Mexico border and one deep inside the Mexican state of Michoacán, … Continue reading

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Was All Really Lost?

I watched (and watched is the operative word in this case) a movie, All is Lost, the other night. Robert Redford played the only character and had the only speaking part, requiring him to memorize very, very few, lines.  While I was … Continue reading

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After Life: The Film

Our friends in Fort Smith lent us a DVD while we were there the beginning of this month.  We watched it a couple of weeks ago and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. The film, After Life (which is … Continue reading

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Yesterday afternoon, I read many reactions to the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman.  They ranged from expressions of loss and grief to attacks on the character and intelligence of anyone who dies of a drug overdose. One comment said simply, … Continue reading

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Based on the trailer we watched yesterday, I expected Rampart to be much better than it was.  My wife picked up something different; she had no interest in watching it, so after I reserved it online on Redbox and then … Continue reading

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