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At A Glance: Starting April 2024

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Film discussion: Sing Street Wildcard

Film discussion: Sing Street

Well, it’s time to get serious about this movie stuff! We have three straight weeks of discussions coming up in July, and the movies themselves, are (I think) all perfect for summer evenings. There’s not a gut-clenching moral dilemma, haunting historical tragedy or blood-soaked shoot-out in the bunch. Read More Read More
Film discussion: A Hologram for the King Wildcard

Film discussion: A Hologram for the King

Well, it finally happened yesterday, the official first day of summer and the longest day of the year. And that means that the New England race to pack as much gardening, drinks on the deck, beach time, lobster rolls, kayaking and other forms of merriment as humanly possible into about 10 weeks is in full swing. (It also means that the day will be getting shorter from now on, but I don’t want to depress anyone.) Read More Read More
Film discussion: The Lobster Wildcard

Film discussion: The Lobster

We don’t hear much from filmmakers in Greece these days (and no, I don’t count My Big Fat Greek Wedding), but given that country’s position at the foundation of Western Civilization, that seems like a shame. A country that gave us The Iliad and the Odyssey and a dysfunctional family of gods that could go straight onto reality TV—The Real Gods of Mount Olympus!—might tap into some interesting places in our collective psyche. Read More Read More
Film discussion: The Wave Wildcard

Film discussion: The Wave

Hollywood will soon be flooding America’s theaters with disaster movies of every imaginable type, from epidemics and alien invasions to battling superheroes and cranky supernatural forces. (Was our planet inadvertently built on top of some kind of intergalactic graveyard? That would explain a lot. Read More Read More
Film discussion: Anomalisa Wildcard

Film discussion: Anomalisa

So, here it comes. Tomorrow night (Tuesday, April 19) we will be doing a discussion of Anomalisa, the latest film from Charlie Kaufman. If his name doesn’t ring a bell, he’s the intriguing mind behind the scripts for Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and the writer/director of Synecdoche, New York. And yes, he’s more than a little odd in his way of looking at the world. Read More Read More

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