Category Archives: Movie reviews

Short reviews of movies new and old

Movie review: “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Directed by: Benh Zeitlin Format: Big screen Viewed: Friday 7/27/2012 with my wife at the Edwards Fresno Stadium 22 Sometimes, when I hear a certain poem read aloud or when I see a certain film … Continue reading

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Movie reviews: a cat burglar, two dancers, and a very long argument

At the first of the year, I made a goal to watch an average of one movie per week and then review the films here on my blog. I never stopped watching the movies, but I did go through a … Continue reading

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Movie review: “To Rome with Love”

“To Rome with Love” Directed by: Woody Allen Format: Big screen Viewed: Saturday 7/07/2012 with my wife at the Sierra Vista Cinema 16 in Clovis My wife and I agree on a lot of things about going out to the … Continue reading

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On rivalry, sex, and hidden grief

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m thankful for Fresno Filmworks, the local nonprofit that brings independent films each month to the historic Tower Theatre. Filmworks has been on a particularly solid programming run in recent months, … Continue reading

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On Kirsten Dunst, Steve Carell, and the end of the world

“Melancholia” Directed by: Lars von Trier Format: DVD from Redbox Viewed: Tuesday 6/05/2012 with my wife at home For decades, Hollywood screenwriters have tried to capture, on film, the end of the world. I haven’t seen every apocalypse movie that’s … Continue reading

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Movie review: “Moonrise Kingdom”

“Moonrise Kingdom” Directed by: Wes Anderson Format: Big screen Viewed: Sunday 6/24/2012 with my wife at the Edwards Fresno Stadium 22 Wes Anderson movies always have me at hello. His latest masterpiece, “Moonrise Kingdom,” was no exception. I loved following … Continue reading

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Movie reviews: A submarine, a pope, and some skin

After falling off the blog wagon for nearly two months this past spring, I’m finally almost caught up with writing and posting reviews of all the movies I’ve seen lately. In the spirit of my spring break movie binge, a … Continue reading

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