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This is what happens when you want to make a note in the middle of a screening and you don’t have any paper to write on.

Yeah, it’s been that sort of week.

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For your listening and reading fulfilment, I give you…

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The ladies of What She’s Having are joined by Andrew Parker to discuss a great film with a great soundtrack. Press pause on The Violent Femmes and give a listen to their discussion of GROSSE POINTE BLANK

Once upon a time, I was known for scoffing at those who expressed dislike for widely acclaimed films. I’ve really been working on toning down that whole attitude lately, and I’d like to think I’ve turned a corner (perhaps you can tell me). In that spirit, I will just link to Ruth’s post about highly-admired films that leave her cold without comment or qualifier. Give a read!

I’m a big fan of rep screenings around this time of year – there’s something far more communal about coming together to screen an old favorite that one could easily watch from the comfort of their couch. One such event just shook down in Detroit, and Lindsey from The Motion Pictures took part. Check out her recap of one Saturday afternoon spent at The Redford watching CHRISTMAS VACATION.

There’s been a screener DVD taunting me on the shelf for a few weeks now, and I haven’t been able to bring myself to pull the trigger – it’s Tommy Lee Jones’ THE HOMESMAN. It’s hard to explain my apprehension, but it’s undeniable. However, if Nick Prigge is to believe…and really, why shouldn’t he be…I should give it a look.

Know what gang? It’s been a pretty good year for movie posters, especially when one considers the bold iconography employed by BIRDMAN, THE BABADOOK, and A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT. Need a refresher? So has you covered.

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Enjoy!