Author Archives: andrew.anderson

“The Wildcat,” and the Woman Who Invented Boots

Quiet! Silent films are generally a hard sell. The acting can be…well, operatic, and there’s also no sound. And generally no color. Most of the stuff we expect from modern movies is not there, but that absence doesn’t have to keep … Continue reading

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Book Review – Marvel Comics: the Untold Story

Hey Kids! Comics! Anyone who has been to a comics/sci-fi convention knows that even the poppest corners of pop culture are taken seriously, and I mean on the consumer end–the folks on the production end have always taken them seriously. … Continue reading

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First Shipment of Gravel

This post started out as an ambitious project: I was going to review three DVDs in the pop/rock documentary category, and the common denominator would have been the gravel-voiced singer. I have come to the realization, though, that each deserves its own post.  … Continue reading

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Meaningful, Rich, Beautiful and Filthy: Three Films by Bela Tarr

OK, he’s not a household name, but neither is Gus Bivona. Bela Tarr is a Hungarian film director who has built his reputation on uncompromising and unfamiliar ways of movie storytelling.  Born into a showbiz family, he started making films … Continue reading

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Get The Most Out Of Your Piano!

I had to look at that twice–at first, I thought it said “Get The Mouse Out Of Your Piano,” which is also a good idea.  Nevertheless, this time I want to call your attention to two piano-related DVDs that may … Continue reading

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