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new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Sep 13

Fri Sep 13 2019, 09:41pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening US/Can Sep 13

Fri Sep 13 2019, 09:30pm | 0 comments

Lorene Scafaria directs crime drama Hustlers, starring Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Sep 13

Fri Sep 13 2019, 06:11pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Sep 13

Fri Sep 13 2019, 06:09pm | 0 comments

Lorene Scafaria directs crime drama Hustlers, starring Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


Phoenix (Føniks) movie review: but will she rise again?

Fri Sep 13 2019, 04:50pm | 0 comments

This Norwegian family drama, tinged with fantasy and horror, depicts a teen girl’s emotional turmoil through fantastical, yet oddly pragmatic, reveries. Newcomer Ylva Bjørkaas Thedin is heartbreaking.


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Sep 10

Fri Sep 13 2019, 11:06am | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Sep 09

Fri Sep 13 2019, 10:26am | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


new fantasy flash fiction: “Wings Are Not Only for Birds”

Thu Sep 12 2019, 07:04pm | 0 comments

A teaser for the story inside, plus some more info on this project and a plea for your financial support for it (and for all my work).


Hustlers movie review: with hearts of steel

Thu Sep 12 2019, 01:51pm | 0 comments

GoodFellas, except they’re gals. A cinematic bonbon of delinquent deliciousness that easily wraps us up in charmed complicity. And the exquisite lack of a male gaze means it’s never salacious.


today is the 22nd anniversary of Flick Filosopher

Sun Sep 08 2019, 03:10pm | 16 comments

On this day in 1997, I launched Flick Filosopher. Not many movie sites that were online in 1997 are still around. But me, like a fool? Still here.


new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Sep 06

Fri Sep 06 2019, 09:39pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening US/Can Sep 06

Fri Sep 06 2019, 09:32pm | 0 comments

Chelsea Stardust directs horror comedy Satanic Panic, starring Hayley Griffith; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Sep 06

Fri Sep 06 2019, 06:36pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Sep 06: NONE

Fri Sep 06 2019, 06:32pm | 0 comments

A weekend on which no movies written by men, directed by men, or about men open is inconceivable. But someone tell me again how women’s representation onscreen isn’t an issue.


I’m on BBC World Service’s “The Arts Hour” again, Saturday, September 7th

Fri Sep 06 2019, 06:04pm | 0 comments

They like me — they really like me! — at “The Arts Hour” on the BBC World Service radio experience.


Mrs Lowry & Son movie review: portrait of the artist as an abused man

Fri Sep 06 2019, 05:01pm | 0 comments

A study of the painter LS Lowry that, with sly whimsy and darkness, finds a universality of the creative psyche via the toxic relationship with his mother, who tried (unsuccessfully) to crush him.


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Sep 03–06

Wed Sep 04 2019, 10:52pm | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Sep 02

Wed Sep 04 2019, 09:17pm | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


It: Chapter Two movie review: it doesn’t float

Wed Sep 04 2019, 05:37pm | 0 comments

A bigger misfire than its predecessor, and a waste of a great cast. Unsupportably overlong, with a feel-good self-care denouement that’s almost dangerous. The only terrifying thing here is the tedium.


movie-related flash-fiction freebie: “Disney Dystopia”

Mon Sep 02 2019, 06:24pm | 0 comments

“Hey, so you wanna go to the disneys tonight?”


new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Aug 30

Sat Aug 31 2019, 10:38pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening US/Can Aug 30

Sat Aug 31 2019, 10:36pm | 0 comments

Hannah Pearl Utt directs, writes, and stars in, with cowriter Jen Tullock, comedy Before You Know It; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Aug 30

Fri Aug 30 2019, 06:08pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Aug 30

Fri Aug 30 2019, 06:05pm | 0 comments

Joanna Hogg directs drama The Souvenir, starring Honor Swinton Byrne and costarring Tilda Swinton; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


Chambers_ immersive dining experience — the review

Fri Aug 30 2019, 04:36pm | 0 comments

An interactive story-driven culinary adventure that’s like being dropped into a Doctor Who–esque spacetime unknown. Weird, wonderful, sometimes unnerving. An intriguingly odd sensory odyssey.


new science-fiction flash fiction: “Festival of Flight”

Thu Aug 29 2019, 07:12pm | 0 comments

A teaser for the story inside, plus some more info on this project and a plea for your financial support for it (and for all my work).


I geek out over the films I’m psyched for, Autumn 2019

Thu Aug 29 2019, 04:49pm | 0 comments

Exclusively for Salt Lake City Weekly.


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Aug 27

Wed Aug 28 2019, 10:55pm | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Aug 26–30

Wed Aug 28 2019, 09:46pm | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


Angel Has Fallen movie review: and it can’t get up

Wed Aug 28 2019, 02:16pm | 0 comments

A sad retread of The Fugitive. Dumb, pointless, confused, full of contempt for its audience, and laughably unable to convince us that Gerard Butler is an acceptable stand-in for Harrison Ford.


new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Aug 23

Sat Aug 24 2019, 10:25pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening US/Can Aug 21–23

Sat Aug 24 2019, 10:18pm | 0 comments

Catherine Dudley-Rose writes and directs drama Parallel Chords, starring Rachel Ann; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Aug 21–23

Sat Aug 24 2019, 04:53pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Aug 23

Sat Aug 24 2019, 04:42pm | 0 comments

Zoe Margaret Colletti costars in Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark; very little more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Aug 20

Sat Aug 24 2019, 10:49am | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Aug 19–23

Fri Aug 23 2019, 09:22am | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Aug 13–16

Fri Aug 16 2019, 07:42pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening US/Can Aug 14–16

Fri Aug 16 2019, 07:35pm | 0 comments

Holly Gent cowrites mystery dramedy Where’d You Go, Bernadette, starring Cate Blanchett; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Aug 14–16

Fri Aug 16 2019, 02:40pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Aug 16

Fri Aug 16 2019, 02:35pm | 0 comments

Savannah Knoop cowrites docudrama J.T. Leroy, starring Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


Gwen movie review: a frisson of fright on the farm

Fri Aug 16 2019, 01:56pm | 0 comments

Atmospheric mood — this is a dour nightmare in the stark gloom of 19th-century Wales — and a striking performance by Eleanor Worthington-Cox aren’t quite enough to sustain this near-horror film.


Brian Banks movie review: calling out corruption, mildly

Thu Aug 15 2019, 06:28pm | 0 comments

There’s plenty injustice here to enrage the thinking, feeling citizen, but despite a passionate performance by charismatic Aldis Hodge, this docudrama is nowhere near incensed enough on his behalf.


The Angry Birds Movie 2 movie review: seeing red seeing Red

Wed Aug 14 2019, 09:28pm | 0 comments

Painfully stupid faux-woke slapstick that wants to have its idiot male hero and its nods to feminism at the same time. Kids are listening, they are absorbing this garbage, and they deserve better. (now with a brief review of short “Hair Love”)


curated: going to the theater sounds as bad as going to the movies these days…

Wed Aug 14 2019, 04:10pm | 0 comments

I’m flabbergasted. But not really, either.


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Aug 13–16

Tue Aug 13 2019, 10:41pm | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Aug 12–16

Tue Aug 13 2019, 09:55pm | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


Good Boys movie review: the razor edge of innocence

Tue Aug 13 2019, 09:09pm | 0 comments

Much more sweet than raunchy, and surprisingly innocent. Genuinely kind to its young protagonists as they try to navigate a culture that doesn’t much care to protect them from growing up too soon.


new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Aug 09

Sun Aug 11 2019, 07:09pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening US/Can Aug 09

Sun Aug 11 2019, 07:07pm | 0 comments

Andrea Berloff writes and directs The Kitchen, starring Elisabeth Moss, Melissa McCarthy, and Tiffany Haddish; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Aug 09

Sun Aug 11 2019, 05:44pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


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