And the 2021 Oscar Nominees are…

It’s been a harsh year for movies.  The pandemic closed down movie theaters.  There are many that have yet to reopen.  The pandemic also cut short the theatrical runs of films like Emma.  Most major films moved their release dates to 2021 or beyond.  Some films like Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch remain in limbo […]

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Sundance Festival Movie Review – Summer of Soul (…Or When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presented his anticipated directorial debut on opening night of the Sundance Film Festival.  The movie documents the Harlem Cultural Festival that took place over six weekends in the summer of 1969.  This was the same summer as Woodstock. The Harlem Cultural Festival featured performances that were just as amazing and significant.  The […]

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Sundance Festival Movie Review – R#J

I’ve taken a vacation from Facebook.  Which makes it ironic that one of my favorite films from this year’s Sundance festival is drenched in social media.  The classic story of Romeo and Juliet is told through text messages, Spotify playlists, FaceTime conversations, YouTube videos, search engine results, Facebook DM’s, and Instagram stories. It seems like […]

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Sundance Festival Movie Review – CODA

What would you do if you had to choose between taking care of your parents and taking care of yourself, between going after your own dreams or keeping the family business alive?  This is the dilemma faced by the protagonist of CODA (Child of Deaf Adults). [Editor’s note: not an uncommon situation these days.] CODA […]

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Once more, with freeness: San Diego Comic Con 2021 hosts 2nd Free Online Convention due to Covid

Greetings, fellow geeks and con-lovers! I wrote up the salient points about the 2021 San Diego International Comic Con for you, in an easy to read format (especially if you’re all DR:TL about the press release I posted underneath). DEETS: San Diego 2021 Comic-Con@Home Like last year, it’s free to virtually attend (No LINES!) Like […]

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What I Saw During the 2021 Sundance Film Festival

I recently got to attend the 2021 Sundance Film Festival online.  It was a wonderful experience.  I got to see an array of unique films. and discover some new favorites.  While I’ll be posting reviews of my favorite films from the festival, it would be impossible to review everything I experienced.  Here, though, is a […]

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Sundance 2021 Festival Movie Review – On the Count of Three

My Favorite Movie at Sundance This was my favorite movie at Sundance this year.  It has a dark premise and comes with a major trigger warning. (Seriously, if you’re thinking of harming yourself please use the crisis text line instead of seeing this film, or even reading the rest of this review).  But I found […]

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The Sundance Film Festival 2021 Online Experience

I’ve always dreamed of going to the Sundance Film Festival.  This year, I got my chance.  With the pandemic making live movie screenings impossible, the programmers turned Sundance from a ten day in-person festival to a six day online festival.  How did it work and was the experience worth it? Read on to find out. […]

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