Jonathan White
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  • The Four Times

    The Four Times


    After watching Le Quattro Volte it was early evening. I walked outside and pulled some small splits from our wood stack in preparation to build the evening fire. I brought them into the kitchen, laid them near the stove, and gathered some dry kindling like I always do.

    I opened the stove door, and delicately shoveled the top layer of fine ash and dust and carefully deposited it into the ash pail beside the stove like I always do. The…

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  • Man of La Mancha

    Man of La Mancha


    I’ve been seeing reviews of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote pop up here on Letterboxd. I’ve been patiently waiting for the announcement of a Blu release to no avail. These new takes prompted me to search for a stream .. and I squeaked with delight to find it on Amazon Prime.

    I love Gilliam. I know he has his good days and bad days, but with both this and The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus, Gilliam has had his share…

  • The Longshot

    The Longshot

    After the news that Doris Day, an actress that I grew up with, passed away yesterday, more bad news again today. Another actor that was a big part of my childhood from the Carol Burnett Show, Tim Conway, passed away today.

    Yesterday I paid tribute to Doris with a first time watch of Pillow Talk, her non-sex sex comedy with Rock Hudson. While dated, as well as pretty misogynistic, if you could let those things pass it was a groundbreaking…

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  • Man of Steel

    Man of Steel


    Two Hundred And Twenty Five Million Dollars.

    The budget for this turd was Two Hundred And Twenty Five MILLION dollars.

    What else would this sum buy you? I checked; a random search for 2014 / 2013 favourites lists here on LB. I looked at 30 or so, and picked out what I saw as peoples favourites.

    Under the Skin $16M
    Boyhood $2.4M
    Only Lovers Left Alive $7M
    Grand Budapest Hotel $31M
    Her $23M
    12 Years a Slave $20M

  • Whiplash



    Before my parents married, my father was studying to be a concert pianist at the Canadian Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto; the upper echelon of musical academies up here in the Great White North. Before that, while still at home in New Brunswick, he would spend his weekends playing in a swing dance band; This is where he met my mum. He spent his weekday evenings practicing at home.

    My grandfather, a colonel in the Canadian army, advocated his…