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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: More Dana Andrews!

Another classic film with solid credentials that I somehow had never heard of, directed by Fritz Lang! With Dana and a very glam Joan Fontaine! Thanks, TCM, for introducing me to more Dana Andrews films J Beyond a Reasonable Doubt … Continue reading

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Ms. Marvel rewatch continued

Episode 3 starts strong with Aamir’s wedding, especially the lovely conversation between Abbu and Aamir. It loses steam once it shifts from family celebration to fight with the Clandestines, though. The fight isn’t very well-staged, but I guess one related … Continue reading

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Queen Sugar

Spoilers ahead! Just finished watching season 6 of Queen Sugar – I’m way behind the curve because I watch it on Hulu instead of OWN. As always when I watch this show, my heart is in my throat almost the … Continue reading

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My Foolish Heart: Dana Andrews plays a WWII flyer again!

The tagline for this Dana Andrews – Susan Hayward film on the TCM app is “An innocent’s life is shattered when she falls for a WWII flyer.” (Dana sure played a lot of WWII airmen – this movie, Best Years … Continue reading

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Assignment – Paris: Why have I never heard of this movie?

I mean, Dana Andrews and George Sanders? In a post-WWII cold war intrigue-y thing?? This is my catnip. Probably a Columbia Pictures B-movie cast-off, I thought, when it popped up in the TCM app, with nary a host intro or … Continue reading

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Ms. Marvel: Rewatch with my kiddo!

We were originally planning to wait till our munchkin was around 10 to let him start watching Marvel movies, and Black Panther was going to be his intro to the MCU. But along comes Ms. Marvel, slightly ahead of schedule, … Continue reading

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Ms. Marvel: A brown girl from Jersey City

Well, I never thought I’d hear a 1940s Hindi film song by Suraiya playing over the Marvel Studios intro, but here we are, and I’ll admit it makes me a bit emotional. Not that I look to Hollywood/Disney to fully … Continue reading

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Watchmen ep 6: Nostalgia

Watchmen ep 6, Nostalgia, is one of the best episodes of television I’ve watched this year, quite possibly ever. It’s specific about Will Reeve’s personal trauma and also clear-eyed about the national, generational trauma that white supremacy inflicts on our … Continue reading

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Before We Go: Before Sunrise with Captain America

So apparently what Captain America really wants to do is direct. Sadly, his directorial debut is less than marvelous (*groan*). To be fair, I don’t think Chris Evans’ direction is actually the problem with Before We Go, starring Evans and … Continue reading

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Reflections on Madonna and Child at the Met

At the Met today, I was moved in a new way by depictions of Mary and Jesus, especially those of Mary mourning Jesus’ death. The paintings and sculptures of Mary holding and cradling the baby Jesus made me think of … Continue reading

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