Category Archives: film

A Holiday Movie For Grownups

I almost used the title “An Adult Holiday Movie,” but that very much sends the wrong message (you think I’ll be recommending Bad Santa–if I’m lucky). I also thought of “The Holiday Movie That Time Forgot,” but that’s an overstatement. … Continue reading

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Classic Horror On Page & Screen For Halloween

Can you have Halloween without Edgar Allan Poe? If you’ve been paying attention this month, you know the Library’s answer to that question is “Absolutely not!” Why not kick it up a level by adding another Halloween mainstay: Vincent Price. The … Continue reading

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It’s Criterion Time Again….

It’s always a joy to dip into the treasure trove of “Criterion Collection” films available on DVD throughout the Dallas Public Library system. These are movies designated by the Criterion Company as the best in “classic and contemporary” cinema, foreign … Continue reading

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Roger Ebert: A “Life Itself” Well Lived

This is a challenging piece for me to write: how does one do justice to an amazing book AND a tremendous documentary, which individually and collectively convey the life of a remarkable man? All I can do is try, including … Continue reading

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Browse This Film!

Following up, for once Some time back, I mentioned Peter Greenaway’s film The Falls—how it is one of my favorite films, how it consists of 92 biographies of some interconnected people, blah blah blah.  From all the uproar, I gather that … Continue reading

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