Damn cellphones!

A few weeks ago, in a post about things I dislike in movies, I mentioned the death of narrative at the hands of modern communications technologies. I just came across this July 28 column by Joe Queenan in the Guardian on-line edition, in which he elaborates on the same issue. I’m glad to know I’m […]

Quality control

Rapidly developing video technologies are altering not just our expectations but also our responses to the experience of watching movies. Blu-ray, hi-def TVs, the digital technologies which are used more and more in production – all have helped to create particular standards which many viewers now apply to virtually everything they watch. A lot of […]

Blasts from the past

The disappearance of real-world disk retail

Late summer viewing 2014, part one

Volker Schlöndorff’s Baal (1970): Criterion Blu-ray review

No, it’s definitely not a rom-com

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