Category Archives: 2004 – 2007

TFC SCREENINGS OF THE PAST (2007)

2007 was Year 4 for the Club, & these are most of the films we screened, thought about, & discussed.  

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TFC SCREENINGS OF THE PAST (2006)

IN 2006, during the third year of the Tacoma Film Club, we screened 30 more wonderful films:

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TFC PAST SCREENINGS 2004-2005

          Some of the most popular of postings were due to the inclusion of gorgeous vintage movie posters. As we ready the Club, & ourselves for 2015, the twelfth year for us, it was fun & … Continue reading

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Marquis de Cockadoodle-doo

Quills (Dir. Philip Kaufman, 2000) “Facts and Fabulous Fallacies: Another (Per)Version of Sadeian Myth.” By David Gilmour. Some critics might rail against Philip Kauffman’s film Quills because it skirts the historical truth.[1] Fair enough. Important criticism of historical films can … Continue reading

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No Country for Old Men

  No Country for Old Men (2007), directed by the Cohen Brothers, provides a fascinating exploration of some serious issues regarding ethics and moral systems. The film is based on a novel of the same name by Cormack McCarthy. I … Continue reading

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LARS AND THE REAL GIRL (2007)

Hello gang:  Last Saturday I attented a screening of LARS AND THE REAL GIRL (2007) at the Grand Theater. After the film, David G. hosted the discussion. TFC members Susan G. Idris, Mohsen and Stephanie also attended. I can tell … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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More on Themes and Memes: “Ice and Isolation” by David Gilmour

Fascinating sub textual connections emerge in the June 2007 Tacoma Film Club choices of films for discussion: Away from Her (Sarah Polley, 2007), Dersu Uzula (Akira Kurosawa, 1975), and Cold Fever (Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, 1997). The Tacoma Film Club Producers … Continue reading

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Remembrance of Things Memento – Part 7: Doctor Ron’s DSM Diagnosis

This is Part 7 in my series of posts about the movie Memento. My previous post was Part 6. The initial post in this series was Part 0.     SPOILER ALERT – In my previous posts about Memento, I … Continue reading

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