Eight: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Grief, and Goodbyes

Confession: I watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II a few months ago, and have been putting off blogging about the film. There's plenty of material to feast on in Deathly Hallows, Harry's final chapter, where it All Goes Down: the near destruction of Harry, his pals, and the institution of Hogwarts at … Continue reading Eight: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Grief, and Goodbyes

Seven: The Backwoods, Depression, and The Manliness of Carrying Your Own Shotgun

I was feeling a little depressed last week when I settled in for my screening of The Backwoods on my laptop. I know, I know, watching movies on one's laptop is not primo, not if you're a REAL CINEMA fan, but as I said I was feeling low and liked the idea of holding off … Continue reading Seven: The Backwoods, Depression, and The Manliness of Carrying Your Own Shotgun

Five: Sid & Nancy, videotapes, tragic romance, and The Artist’s Responsibility

Gary Oldman doesn't like Sid & Nancy. He and the director, Alex Cox, don't seem to like one another at all, actually. Cox's issue with his once-lead actor seem to have to do with his objections to Oldman trashing the movie, which, other than Repo Man, is Cox's strongest film. Oldman, in response to questions … Continue reading Five: Sid & Nancy, videotapes, tragic romance, and The Artist’s Responsibility

One: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Character Building, and The Gift of Loss

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix's ranking on the Oldometer: 5/10 Gary Oldman character quality: Sirius Black is troubled, interesting, solid. Also has great hair. Does Gary die in this one? Yep. I didn't read the Harry Potter books when I was a kid. I recognize that this is weird for a millennial, … Continue reading One: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Character Building, and The Gift of Loss