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British Drama: A Guide (Part II: The Mystery Tier 1)

Tier One – Buy Low, Sell NEVER! Inspector Morse (1987-2000) Morse, everyone just calls me Morse. DCI Morse (John Thaw) is the prickly, classical-music loving, educated, snobby, crossword-solving detective who investigates the incredibly over-abundant murders of Oxford.  Helping him in this … Continue reading

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British Comedy: A Guide (Part V: One Hour Comedy)

Guidance We’ve had SitComs, Sketch Shows, and Panel Shows.  But wait, there’s more to comedy than that.  There’s also the One Hour Comedies.  These are relatively rare commodities and all the ones that I’ve come in contact with are pretty … Continue reading

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Women As People in Film (Part IV)

Part I, Part II, Part III, meet Part IV. Behind the Market So women go to bad woman movies.  But that is so counter to my (and I’d say “our”) intuition, right?  We’ve got woman empowerment, we laugh ironically or … Continue reading

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Women As People in Film (Part III)

This is Part III, which is the penultimate installment in the Quadrilogy.  (Part I, Part II) Causes The questions are (1) why weren’t there more strong female characters and (2) why are there so many more now? Am I engaging … Continue reading

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Women As People in Film (Part II)

This is “Part II,” which is the sequel to “Part I.” Historical Point Speaking of actresses, why don’t I give you my Top 10. Katharine Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Myrna Loy, and Jodie Foster.  When we’re talking “all-time”, you’re … Continue reading

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Women As People in Film (Part I)

Premise The greatest evil in objectification of women in film is not sexual.  When we use the word objectification, really we mean dehumanization.  The woman isn’t even a human, she’s an automaton with well-placed fatty tissue.  In a way, that’s … Continue reading

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2012 Oscar Nominations: Best Picture

Best Picture The five best films I saw from 2011 were Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Drive, Hanna, 50/50, and Midnight in Paris.  You will probably notice that I was not consulted on the 2012 Oscar Nominations as only one (Midnight … Continue reading

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