Category Archives: Movie reviews

Short reviews of movies new and old

Foodies fond of delectable French films

This post was originally published on the Film Forum blog at FresnoFilmworks.org. Disclaimer: I serve as President on the Filmworks board of directors. Movie lovers have long developed a hearty appetite for films about international food. The Danes have Babette’s … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on film

This post was originally published on the Fresno Filmworks Film Forum blog. Disclaimer: I serve on the Filmworks board of directors. In March, Filmworks will screen the Italian drama Caesar Must Die, a film that The Hollywood Reporter calls “a … Continue reading

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The worldwide revival of short films

This blog post was originally published on the Fresno Filmworks Film Forum blog. Disclaimer: I serve on the Filmworks board of directors. Some filmmakers prefer to keep things short. Famed auteur Wes Anderson got his start by making a short … Continue reading

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On Christopher Walken and acting normal

This blog post was originally published on the Fresno Filmworks Film Forum blog. Disclaimer: I serve on the Filmworks board of directors. In a film, stage, and TV career that spans more than fifty years, sixty-nine-year-old Christopher Walken — the … Continue reading

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Movie review: “A Face in the Crowd”

“A Face in the Crowd” Directed by: Elia Kazan Format: DVD from the public library Viewed: Thursday 8/09/2012 by myself at home The swirl and gnash of this season’s presidential politicking has turned my thinking to an unexpected subject: Andy … Continue reading

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Movie review: “I Wish”

“I Wish” Directed by: Hirokazu Kore-eda Format: Big screen Viewed: Friday 8/10/2012 by myself at the Tower Theatre in Fresno Sometimes, when I least expect it, I find exactly the right movie at exactly the right moment. “I Wish,” written … Continue reading

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Movie review: “Bernie”

“Bernie” Directed by: Richard Linklater Format: Big screen Viewed: Wednesday 8/08/2012 with my wife at the Regal Manchester Stadium 16 in Fresno As a longtime fan of independent filmmaker Richard Linklater, I was beyond stoked to hear that his latest … Continue reading

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