The ultimate guide to Christmas films

White Christmas

Summary: Here is the ultimate guide to your holiday season video watching. All the lists of Christmas films. The source of traditional Christmas chick-flicks. The two greatest modern Christmas films. And my recommendation of the two best Xmas films from the pre-revolutionary era. The usual Christmas fare There are many lists of Christmas films. They … Continue reading The ultimate guide to Christmas films

The Last Jedi: girls rule, giving a New Hope to the galaxy!

The Last Jedi

Summary: Blockbuster films are blockbusters because mirror our hopes and fears. As does The Last Jedi, putting on the big screen the historic power shift now underway in the West. The new Star Wars shows us a galaxy of strong gals. "{Ren is} just another agreeable gal 50 standard deviations above the mean in just about everything." … Continue reading The Last Jedi: girls rule, giving a New Hope to the galaxy!

The Last Jedi: loser Boomers & a new hope from Millennials

The Last Jedi

Summary: The Last Jedi powerfully conveys two major themes of our time, projected with powerful CGI and compelling acting. Critics focus on the acting and CGI, and so usually ignore much of what makes these films a success at the box office. These films are set in a fictional universe, but their dynamics are those we … Continue reading The Last Jedi: loser Boomers & a new hope from Millennials

Review of The Last Jedi: a finely manufactured product!

The Last Jedi - Rey

Summary: The Last Jedi is easily the most fascinating film of 2017, rich with insights about who we are and what we have become. This is the first of the reviews to be run here, each giving a different perspective on the film. You can use these to better understand what you have seen -- or … Continue reading Review of The Last Jedi: a finely manufactured product!

“Justice League” is the film we need, not the one we deserve

Justice League

Summary:  Few of the reviews, whether giving one or five stars, well describe Justice League. This brief spoiler-free review (nothing not seen in the trailers) explains why you should see it. If you have seen it, this highlights some points you might not have fully appreciated. Post your thoughts about it in the comments. This … Continue reading “Justice League” is the film we need, not the one we deserve