The Best Films of 2014 (#10-6)

Screen Shot 2015-01-11 at 9.12.51 PMIt’s Thursday! This means, at last, we have cracked my top 10 films of the year. If you want to look back at numbers 30 to 11, be sure to click herehere and hereThen, at last, you may feel comfortable looking at what’s below. Don’t want to spoil it for yourself, do you? Continue reading

To “Interstellar” and Beyond

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So, this is the dilemma. When I rebooted my blog as “The Screen Addict” a few months back, I basically did it as a self-inflicted kick in the butt. I had stopped writing regularly, and I thought starting over might provide the appropriate motivation. Well, it did. For a while. Then various factors converged, including a busy stretch of work and non-work stuff, and there was also the very basic problem that when I got home from work, the last thing I wanted to do was get back on a computer and keep dealing with words. So, once again, I find myself changing what this blog is going to be. The goal is this: once, in the middle of (almost) every week, there will be one of these posts. I might write other stuff in between, and I plan to resume Ones on 1 in December, but this is more or less going to be it.

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Viewing Diary (7/28/14)

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It’s been a busy week of movie-watching for me, so that can only mean one thing: time to bring out the old Viewing Diary! This time around, we looks at the new releases LucyMagic in the MoonlightA Most Wanted Man and Wish I Was Here. On the oldies side, I finally get around to Alfred Hitchcock’s World War II journalism thriller Foreign Correspondent. Good times all around! So let’s take some random Taiwanese drugs, start using 100 percent of our brains, and get to work. Continue reading