Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Cabin in the Woods: The Slayer has left the building

*SPOILER ALERT*  If you want to go into this movie knowing as little as possible about it, you should probably wait to read this post till after you’ve watched it. I’m not a fan of horror movies.  I watched this one … Continue reading

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Argo: Fake Film, Real Lives

Argo is a great, polished suspense film – unshowy in its period details and confident in its use of plotting and editing devices to ramp up the sweaty-palms tension.  It convincingly depicts and balances three different milieus in 1979-80: Tehran; … Continue reading

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Fall TV Smorgasbord, part 2

The Good Wife:  I came for the ripped-from-the-headlines infidelity scandal, I stayed for the razor-sharp characters, intricate plotting, and stellar performances.  The show is a meditation on power, closely examining the intrigue and shifting alliances of the power plays within … Continue reading

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Fall TV Smorgasbord

Hi, folks!  I’ve been on the road for a while, visiting family and drinking lots of sweet tea in the South.  What with all the Fall TV premieres, I figured I’d write short blurbs on all the stuff I’ve watched … Continue reading

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