Category Archives: Movies

Paul Simon, Graceland, and the boycott against apartheid

This afternoon I watched Under African Skies, a documentary about the making of Paul Simon’s album Graceland. In particular, the film deals with the cultural boycott against South Africa that existed at the time of the making of Graceland, and … Continue reading

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POEM: c’est la vie

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Billy Crystal talks about his friend Robin Williams

Tonight I’m falling down the YouTube rabbit hole, and I’ve arrived at this lovely clip of Billy Crystal talking about Robin Williams two months after Williams died. Robin Williams was the first comedian I ever loved. He’s why I started … Continue reading

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Review: Obvious Child

I thought this was honest and brave and beautiful. Jenny Slate gives a very compelling central performance, and Jake Lacy is excellent, too. Recommended. Side note: I wrote a poem inspired by this film, although the poem is related only … Continue reading

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Review: Jupiter Ascending

The deal with Satan the Wachowskis signed for The Matrix was clearly a one-picture deal.

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Everything Is Stargate: (#5) Wreck-It Ralph

My favorite TV show is Stargate SG-1. I’m also a big fan of Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe, and the original Stargate movie. Given how many episodes of those shows there were, I’ve noticed that nearly every English-language studio movie of … Continue reading

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