SVS: “Chef”

Steven Greydanus is right in saying that the film is (perhaps) a little too eager to please, he’s even more right in saying that “I watched pretty much the whole second half of this movie with a smile on my face.” [Read more…]

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Today’s Shocking Internet Discovery

OK, so “shocking” might not be the word everyone would use for something like this, but just stay with me for a minute… Today, as I was poking around on the InterWebs for some music to edit to — Note to Self: Editing to Cling Mansell’s “Death Is The Road To Awe” makes me feel like The Most [Read More…]

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SSF: “Photographs”

This one’s charming. And bittersweet. And might sting, just a little. (I’m starting to detect a bit of a trend in the shorts I recommend. Lots of “looking back on your youth” stuff; lots of “loneliness, with a hint of past joy” stuff. I’m not sure why, though. I’m happy. Really. And not at all lonely.) [Read More…]

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SVS: “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance”

Today’s Streaming Video Suggestion (SVS) is going to be a bit of an R&R (Recommend-And-Run), because my Fridays keep getting away from me. So…I’m linking to John Ford’s masterful The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance on NETFLIX INSTANT and AMAZON INSTANT($) and YOUTUBE($) and SOME OTHERS($) and calling it a day.  A senator (Jimmy Stewart) who became famous for [Read More…]

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Today’s Jolt Of Unexepected Beauty Brought To You By The “Glaucus atlanticus”

Wow! Just look at that gorgeous …thing! It’s a Glaucus atlanticus (more colorfully known as a sea swallow or blue dragon), and its a small, blue sea slug; “a pelagic aeolid nudibranch; a shell-less gastropod mollusk in the family Glaucidae.” I’m not sure what any of those words mean, really. Especially “nudibranch.” But I can translate [Read More…]

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So THAT’s What A 58-Day Road Trip Looks Like

No, no; don’t worry. I’m not talking about any road trip of mine (thankfully). I’m talking about The Biloxi Shuckers, a Minor League baseball team whose recent travels/travails are wonderfully cataloged in this very long, very fantastic piece from ESPN’s David Fleming. Sure, minor league baseball is a strange and nomadic thing, and about as far from [Read More…]

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Yes, You’re Right. John Williams Is A Magician, Basically.

Filtering out the noise to clearly see what the story needs is a lesson every great filmmaker has learned. As someone greatly intrigued by the role (and importance) of music in movies, I find myself grateful yet again for the legendary John Williams and the (original, of course) Star Wars films. No, I’m not talking about The Auralnauts’ [Read More…]

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SSF: “Inaudible”

I’ve had my eye on this one ever since I saw the trailer that dropped last month. (And I’ve had my eye on its creator, Gints Zilbalodis, ever since I saw his “Followers” short.) Now that it’s here, I’m happy to say that I’m not at all disappointed. Quite the opposite, really. I love everything about this [Read More…]

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SVS: “Babe”

I know today’s claim is going to be a bit of a controversial one, but I’m going to go ahead and make it anyway: Babe is hands-down the best movie that features a bunch of mice singing the teeth-rattling final theme from Camille Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony (by way of Scott Fitzgerald and Yvonne Keeley) that has ever been made. Best. [Read More…]

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Dancing Along To Grainger Playing Grainger

Another example of one of my favorite pet categories: Artist(s) Performing Their Own Work(s). Only in this case, it’s not words (like most of the things I’ve found). It’s music. Percy Grainger’s, specifically. The crazy Australian composer and pianist. (Note: I say crazy because of his hair…and his tempos. Not because I have any reason to think [Read More…]

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