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  • The Room

    The Room


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    For a few years, I awaited the announcement of each wave of the Midnights at the Baxter series, always hopeful for a chance to see a favorite on the big screen that maybe I'd missed during its original run, like Dick Tracy and Tombstone. Then it seemed that just about every other wave included The Room. Even at that time, it sounded to me like little more than an inside joke that people were trying too hard to make into…

  • Loving Vincent

    Loving Vincent


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This was a hit when it played at the Speed Cinema at the Speed Art Museum last month, to the point that they sold out, added more showings, sold those out, too, and have kept at it ever since. I've been in rough shape health-wise, though, so I'd been unable to attend any of those screenings. I was therefore thrilled to find out today that it was showing it as part of the Movies at the Library series at my…

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  • Sicko



    Sicko came out in a particularly upsetting time in my life. I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2005. Two years later, my health was so unreliable that it was a major reason my family chose to close the doors on the business we'd owned and operated for twenty years. No single topic has dominated my daily life these last eight years more than the vulnerability of the sick and injured in America. Not even Batman.

    Michael Moore is still…

  • The Sting

    The Sting


    The Sting is one of the rarest sorts of films: It's laden with plot twists and surprises, but knowing the payoffs doesn't detract from the joy of repeat viewings. Generally, stories with "Aha!" moments are thrilling the first time through but don't hold up to a second viewing. Not so with the 1973 Best Picture.

    I've seen The Sting several times over the years, most recently 7 March 2010 on DVD. I've loved it since I first saw it on…