Category Archives: 2010

BLACK SWAN Now Playing

BLACK SWAN Rating: R Length: 108 minutes Year: 2010 Actors: Natalie Portman, Barbara Hershey, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder, Mila Kunis Nina (Natalie Portman) is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her … Continue reading

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McCabe And Mrs. Miller (1971)

BEARHUNTING IN A CATHOUSE In 1901, in early fall, somewhere in the North Cascades, just a few feverish years after Washington became a state, a stranger rode up into the thickly timbered foothills wearing a huge bearskin coat, and a dude’s derby, … Continue reading

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Movie Memories

Movie Memories “Darmok and Geladd at Tanoglah–arms open.” –Captain John-Luc Picard. RB= RIO BRAVO (1959) ED= EL DORADO (1967) John Wayne straddled the two films like a trick rider with his legs wide standing on two horses at the rodeo, the big man … Continue reading

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Jody reflects on Short Cuts

Our screening and discussion of John Altman’s film Short Cuts was based on a suggestion by long-time member of the Tacoma Film Club, Jody Dubay. Unfortunately, Jody was not able to attend our discussion of this film during our October … Continue reading

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TFC Producers’ Film Picks for November 2010

Producers’ Committee Film Picks for November 2010 This month the group has bravely taken on the Millennium Trilogy, the first three films made from the best-selling Swedish novels by Stieg Larsson; tragically dead at 44 in 2004. DVD THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON … Continue reading

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Dexter Was Dale

Dexter Was Dale ROUND MIDNIGHT (1986) Directed by Bertrand Tavernier Amazing how a French director and some black American jazz musicians could make a French film that comes closer to capturing the tortured soul of a jazzman than anything flickering before or after. Dexter Gordon … Continue reading

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Dancing Feet

Cherry Jensen sent me this wonderful video, and it is so much fun to check out. There are several clips on this compilation from STRICTLY BALLROOM, as well as 39 other famous musical and dance films. Watch it and I … Continue reading

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Plagiaristic Pornography WHY I HATED THE MOVIE NINE.

In 1963 I lived just outside of New York City.  My friends and I could be at any number of art theaters uptown or in Greenwich Village in well less than an hour. We were seniors in high school, we … Continue reading

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Producers’ Film Picks for October 2010

TFC Producers’ Film Picks for October 2010 Theatrical Pick @ The Grand Theater ANIMAL KINGDOM (2010) Directed by David Michod @ 113 minutes. The film stars James Frecheville, Jacki Weaver, Joel Edgerton, Sullivan Stapleton, Luke Ford, and Guy Pearce. Synopsis: The tale of a 17 year old … Continue reading

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Producer’s Film Picks for September 2010

Producer’s Film Picks for September 2010 DVD 8 1/2 (1963) Directed by Federico Fellini @ 135 minutes. The film stars Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimee, Barbara Steele, Sandra Milo, and Mark Heron. Synopsis: Famed film director Guido Anselmi is running out of time, and he is struggling to find the … Continue reading

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