Category Archives: Film & TV

Review: Sling TV—the future of television, with some of its annoying bugs

On Black Friday, I finally got myself an Apple TV. I’ve got to admit, it was long one of my most-desired items and frankly the only Apple gadget we didn’t have in our household (well, I still don’t have Airpods, … Continue reading

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The story of how a Jew and an Armenian took down the Catholic church

When the Boston Globe in 2002 started publishing its stories about the widespread child abuse in the Catholic church in Boston and elsewhere in the United States, and how the church had, for decades, systematically and villainously buried the issue … Continue reading

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“I don’t act to live—I live to act.” Eli Wallach 1915-2014

They say it’s not a tragedy when an old person dies. That is only partly true. Because when the world loses an artist with immense talent, it’s still tragic when they pass, no matter how old they are. Eli Wallach … Continue reading

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Yippee-ki-yay, my friend—how censorship ruins the movie experience

Imagine Arnold Schwarzenegger as Douglas Quaid in Total Recall saying “baloney”. Imagine Joe Pesci as Tommy DeVito in Goodfellas saying “go foul your mother”. Or, imagine Alan Arkin as Senator Hawkins in Rendition saying “muddy things up”. And when worst … Continue reading

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Food, drugs, and advertising

I am quite positively surprised at the quality of the commercials I see on TV here in the U.S. I mean… after seeing some really proper crap for the past five years in the UK that don’t even deserve to … Continue reading

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The French revolution was a crime against humanity, and heroising it is just stupid

Adlai Stevenson once said, “The time to stop a revolution is at the beginning, not the end.” Had the French authorities done that, the future generations would have been spared from at least a novel, a musical and a musical … Continue reading

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Larry Hagman 1931-2012

Even though people think of JR as a villain, for me he’ll always be a hero. And Larry Hagman will always be the hero who gave the world JR. Rest in peace, old friend.

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Let the sky fall

When many of the first viewers of Skyfall said it was the best Bond film ever, I had little doubt it to be true. Daniel Craig had proven himself to be an excellent James Bond in the two previous movies, … Continue reading

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“Just one more thing…”

Hollywood lost someone so valuable yesterday that there just isn’t anyone, anyone to fill the void. It will remain there forever. I hope he’ll meet up with his best friend Patrick McGoohan again. .ברוך דין האמת

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The Kennedys: Wilkinson’s and Kinnear’s roles of a lifetime

It’s not really a secret that the Kennedy family fascinates me a great deal. After all, “they didn’t change history, they made it”, as the new eight-part miniseries’ tagline says. This incredibly lucky, and incredibly tragic family ruled American politics … Continue reading

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