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30/007Hz 2015 TCM Film Festival Post-Mortem

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If I were to summarize my experience at the 2015 TCM Film Festival in an image… [I typed this up on my phone from the airport terminal before my red eye flight home on Sunday night. I wrote it as an email to my family, many of whom had not heard from me in days.]   I’ve arrived at the… Read more »

TCM Film Festival 2015 @ 30/007Hz

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For Christmas my wife shocked me with a pass to the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival. The event takes place March 26th to the 29th, which means I’ll be journeying across country to Los Angeles in just a couple of days to partake of the cinematic masochism. I’ll be meeting up with my father-in-law to be my movie buddy for… Read more »

Teen Witch: The Best Thing I Watched This Week

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Netflix Streaming is an ebb and flow of new and old titles. They come and go as Netflix pleases. It seems that lately, however, Netflix’s streaming options skew newer and newer and newer… which is why that every month I check Instant Watcher and filter new offerings by decade. I switch the sliders to 1900 – 1990, open up my… Read more »

Birdman vs. Boyhood or (Why We Love to Hate the Oscars)

Boyhood vs. Birdman: Bloodsport

I get it. I do. You (general, collective “you”) apparently don’t like Birdman. The Boyhood loss signaled the coming of the apocalypse. And Birdman is a blight on the history of all cinema. Hell, a blight on all of human history. The Trail of Tears. The Spanish Inquisition. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). I know this because I… Read more »

Kids, Music and Brute-Force Facepalms

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Toad the Wet Sprocket - Dulcinea

I play a lot of music in my house. I loathe silence. It’s both a character flaw and a persistent joy. Since I’m home most days with the kids that equals a lot of time listening. That equals a lot of time exposing my children to the music I love, but also the music I hope they’ll eventually come to… Read more »