Category Archives: Movies

Red Riding Trilogy: 1974, 1980, 1983

Good review here of the Red Riding Trilogy, a superlative group of British crime dramas based on the novels of David Peace, that have as their center the crimes of the Yorkshire Ripper. Made for original showing on the BBC, … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Book review: ‘Savages’ by Don Winslow

The tale of Orange County’s underbelly is a propulsive yet meditative read. Don Winslow is among the best dozen or so suspense novelists writing today, and in my rankings would be near the top of the list. Due to some … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Media, Movies | Tagged , | Leave a comment

In ‘Cemetery Junction,’ a portrait of British life, warts and all

“It’s a town full of losers, we’re pulling out of here to win” is the line from Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Thunder Road’ that Ricky Gervais says in the DVD extras was the inspiration for his and Stephen Merchant’s fine film Cemetery … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Movies | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The ‘Low’-Down on Robert Duvall

Good, insightful interview with Duvall in Christianity Today. He accurately takes to task stereotypical Hollywood attitudes towards Christians and average Americans while discussing his great movie The Apostle, as well as discussing his new film Get Low. “If Hollywood had … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Movies | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Harry Nilsson documentary gets distributor

This is good news and, with luck, it may help Nilsson’s name and music gain deserved exposure. “The Brooklyn-born Nilsson was a respected songwriter and vocalist in the β€˜60s and β€˜70s, whose friends and admirers included some of the biggest … Continue reading

Posted in Beatles, Movies, Pop Music, Rock Music | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Pompous Twits Brought Low Dept.

Few things are more fun that seeing gasbags deflated, and there were a couple of prime examples this week. First from The Daily Caller, their purchase of the internet domain keitholbermann.com. Tucker Carlson: “We decided why not become the definitive … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Media, Movies, Television | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment