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The VVicked VVitch of Nevv England

If you’re looking for a creepy movie to give you the vvillies this Hallovveen, might I suggest The VVitch? It came out earlier this year, and vvhile critics seemed to like it, a lot of mainstream audiences vveren’t sure vvhat to … Continue reading

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Consider the Source: Masada Part II

Previously on the blog: Andrew writes about an obscure TV miniseries from the 1980s called Masada. He raves about Peter O’Toole’s acting and Jerry Goldsmith’s music. He criticizes David Warner’s sissy villain Roman politician. And now… the exciting conclusion: The TV miniseries Masada takes … Continue reading

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Battlefield 1

“In the end, the film would merely consist in showing a victim, a man who had been subjected to an entirely unjust and appalling fate, and, on the other, the mechanism leading up to it. This would be inappropriate, for … Continue reading

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They Don’t Make Them Like This Anymore

It used to be a network TV miniseries was a big deal. All the production value of a season-long show compressed into a few super-sized episodes. Kind of like what we have on cable now. Back in the early 1980s, … Continue reading

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Quite Possibly the Nerdiest Thing Ever Found on Teh Interwebs

Do you like old TV shows? Are you a Trekkie? Then you have to check this out. It’s an early treatment (or “leave-behind”) written by Gene Roddenberry himself, for the original Star Trek series. Emphasis on early. The Captain is … Continue reading

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