Wild Nights With Emily

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  Despite the title of this rather odd comic take on the life of the celebrated 19th Century American poet Emily Dickinson (Molly Shannon) it appears that Emily’s nights were far from wild. Although accordingly to this decidedly un-academic history, she did have her moments which would shock any serious scholars of her work.  This … Continue reading



Al Berto

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  This biopic from filmmaker Vicente Alves do Ó is a fictionalized and highly dramatic account of a traumatic period in the life of the gay Portuguese Poet Alberto Raposo Pidwell Tavares who was universally known simply as Al Berto.   It’s set in the mid-1970’s when a very young Al Berto (Ricardo Teixeira)  has just returned home to … Continue reading




Darkest Hour

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  The American Academy of Motion Pictures may want to think about adding another category for the Oscars this year for best prosthetics.  Following hot on the heels of Woody Harrelson’s latex face as LBJ, we now have Gary Oldman’s face totally submerged under Kazuhiro Tsuji’s masterful make up as Winston Churchill.  Whatever happened to the … Continue reading




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