TFC Holiday Calendar: Christmas Party and Screenings @ CSL

Fellow cinemaphiles:   The joyous holidays are upon us. Thanksgiving is now but a memory of turkey leftovers and pounds gained. Christmas is on the horizon with all its pomp and glory, with New Years Eve close on its coattails. The Tacoma Film Club is now going to burst into 2008, extant, warm, challenging, and … Continue reading TFC Holiday Calendar: Christmas Party and Screenings @ CSL

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Review of AMERICAN BEAUTY (1999): the Long Version

AMERICAN BEAUTY (1999) ROOT ROT  Director Sam Mendes is a very well known Theater director in England. He had directed actors like Judi Dench and Ralph Fiennes in classical roles, working with the Royal Shakespeare Company.  He directed Nicole Kidman in THE BLUE ROOM. He won a Tony for his Broadway revival of CABARET. Considered an … Continue reading Review of AMERICAN BEAUTY (1999): the Long Version

The Business of Fancydancing (2002)

We are very fortunate to have writer Sherman Alexie living here in the Northwest. He just won a National Book Award for his latest novel THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN. He wrote the screenplay for SMOKE SIGNALS, based on some of his short stories from LONE RANGER AND TONTO FISTFIGHT IN HEAVEN. … Continue reading The Business of Fancydancing (2002)

Darjeeling Limited is now open for discussion

Our November 2007 film selection, Darjeeling Limited, is now open for discussion. Members who would like to Post an Official Commentary about this film are welcome to do so (Contact Ron or Roger if you would like to have posting privileges to this blogsite). Anyone, member or not, can place brief comments here by simply … Continue reading Darjeeling Limited is now open for discussion

Chumscrubber is now open for discussion

Our November 2007 film selection, Chumscrubber, is now open for discussion. Members who would like to Post an Official Commentary about this film are welcome to do so (Contact Ron or Roger if you would like to have posting privileges to this blogsite). Anyone, member or not, can place brief comments here by simply clicking … Continue reading Chumscrubber is now open for discussion