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NSFCCDP Movie Review: Max Max Fury Road (2015) – Charlize Theron carries this one all the way to the Citadel

There was a lot of buildup for this new installment in the Mad Mad franchise. I recall sneaking into Road Warrior as a kid and being blown away (and frankly scared of being caught). It was probably the first glimpse … Continue reading

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Avengers 2 (2015) – Filler before Avengers 3 and 4

Maybe they got spoiled by success? Or maybe the writers were all working on Daredevil or Agent Carter? In any case, Avengers 2 was a relatively disappointing followup to the excellent Avengers of 2012. Too much CG, too many frivolous … Continue reading

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NSFCCDP Movie Review: The Hobbit III (2015) – WTF was that?

I know I should have expected it, but this movie was actually worse and less satisfying than I feared it would be.  It was perhaps even worse than the first two abortive films in the series, The Hobbit I and The … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Round Midnight (1986) – A Jazz Masterpiece

I read Herbie Hancock’s autobiography, Possibilities, a few weeks ago and he talked about winning the Oscar for the soundtrack of ‘Round Midnight which he also acted in. This peaked my curiosity so I watched it on the airplane on … Continue reading

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NSFCCDP Movie Reviews: Interstellar (2014) – Gravity with real actors and a better plot

Five of us went to the movies last night to watch Christopher Nolan’s latest scifi thriller, Interstellar starring the amazing Matthew McConaughey. As usual, I will avoid any spoilers here. The quality of the cinematography is excellent – on the … Continue reading

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The Leopard by Tomasi di Lampedusa – a true 20th C masterpiece both of literature and cinema

This summer I actually got some good reading done. I had been plagued with seeing The Leopard by Lampedusa in various bookstores in Italy, but did not really know what it was about aside from the reunification of Italy in … Continue reading

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Miles of Miles

I finished both the autobiography of Miles Davis as well as Ian Carr’s excellent biography a few weeks back. Both were exhilarating reading to be honest. As for the autobiography I love Miles’ style injected with loads of vernacular and … Continue reading

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