Category Archives: Discussion of Non-Selected Films

Discussion about films that are NOT official selections for group viewing and discussion.

TFC 2013 TENTH ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY @ CSL

Fellow Film Club Members & Movie Buffs: I hope everyone is enjoying their TFC holiday break, and that you are as excited about the Film Club holiday party as I am. It all happens this Saturday, December, 21, 2013 at 6 p.m. … Continue reading

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An Extended Illustration of “I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone”

Ron has written a very interesting, incisive introduction to the last decade or so of an Asian film movement, a significant change of style, termed a Second Wave. One thing is for certain, water is a major element of consideration … Continue reading

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APRIL FILM DISCUSSION NIGHT @ CSL

Fellow Film Club Members & Movie Buffs: Tonight is the night, our first Spring film discussion night. Our April early Spring theme is “Disaffected youth–the price of angst.” The DVD films that will be discussed are: FIVE EASY PIECES (1970) … Continue reading

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Martha Marcy May Marlene: A Hitchcockian Thriller with a Structure Reminiscent of Memento

The film Martha Marcy May Marlene (MMMM), directed by Sean Durkin and starring Elizabeth Olsen, is a thriller in the Hitchkockian sense. Its pace and editing create ebbs and flows of “sit on the edge of your seat” tension punctuated … Continue reading

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Planet of the Project Nim Ape

I am oddly struck by the observation that two films currently showing in theaters, Rise of Planet of the Apes (2011), a fictional futuristic sci-fi film, and Project Nim (2011), a documentary about a scientific experiment carried out in the … Continue reading

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Quiet Shoes

I haven’t seen this film, but it was locally produced here in Tacoma so thought I would give it a plug here. It had a premier at The Rialto last summer and is now available on DVD. I would be … 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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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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ALL ABOUT “THE HURT LOCKER”

Many of us attended the last Club get-together and watched the 82nd Annual Academy Awards, and we watched as THE HURT LOCKER picked up six Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. I now have the widescreen DVD of this … Continue reading

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