Category Archives: 2008

Batman is a Tool: A Review of The Dark Knight

(This was first published on my myspace blog, in a slightly different form. I hope you all find it annoying, brash, poorly articulated, with a sloppy, ill-defined and barely supported thesis, but kind of funny. Most of all, I hope that it inspires a … Continue reading

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Rebellion and Freedom from Living Hell

By David Gilmour [originally posted on June 23, 2008; replaced with updated version on July 18, 2008] Films Reviewed: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Julian Schnabel, 2007), The Sea Inside (Alejandro Amenábar, 2004), and Whose Life Is It Anyway? … Continue reading

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Producer’s Film Picks for July 2008

For those of you who did not get a handout at the TFC monthly meeting last night, here are the Producer’s Committee film picks for next month. Producer’s Committee Film Picks for July 2008   DVD choices:   SHALL WE … Continue reading

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul

I have been watching some experimental films by Apichatpong Weerasethakul recently.  Probably not a style that everyone will appreciate, but for me, all I can say is, Wow! If you want to try out one of his films, I guarantee … Continue reading

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TFC Film Picks June 2008

Producer’s Committee Picks for June 2008   From Korea , Bhutan , and Germany , we have (3) diverse and spiritually uplifting cinema experiences. The Korean and Tibetan films were picked by Chiko Faria as her outgoing gift. The German … Continue reading

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TFC Films for May 2008

Producer’s Film Picks for May 2008   DVD and VHS:   PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET (1953) Director Samuel Fuller @ 81 minutes. The film starred Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, and Richard Kiley. A woman had her purse picked … Continue reading

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Comment on David’s Review of “There Will Be Blood”

(This is just a comment – I entered it as a post so I could supply links to references.) Only my wife, Christine, really understands how badly I miss the point of some movies. Sometimes I am clueless to what … Continue reading

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Icehugg

ICEHUGG SNOW CAKE (2006) Welsh-born film director, Marc Evans, who has given us HOUSE OF AMERICA (1997), and RESURRECTION MAN (1998), with Stuart Townsent, stepped back from the Thriller/Horror genre, and was lured to the wilds of Wawa, Ontario—a small … Continue reading

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Kieslowski – Art and Messages – Section 5. “The Double Life of Veronique” – What is it “About”? This Blogger’s Musings

First of all I have to say that until I decided to write this blog and contribute it to the TFC web site I never, ever, spent anytime on the question “what is the film Veronique about?” The first time … Continue reading

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Kieslowski – Art and Messages – Section 4. “The Double Life of Veronique” What is it “About”? – Reviewer’s and Blogger’s Ideas

Kieslowski considered making 17 versions of The Double Life of Veronique, one for each of the 17 theatres in which it was showing on opening night in Paris.(1)  Seeing these versions would be like hearing a bedtime story never told … Continue reading

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