Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Coco, Three Billboards…, Leningrad Cowboys…, & Faces Places

Amazingly, I really liked all four films. A Coco (2017), Coast Cinema, Fort Bragg This beautiful journey into Mexican traditions of the afterlife (via big-budget Hollywood, of course) manages to be serious, emotional, and fun. Young Miguel (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez) belongs to a family of shoemakers who hate music. But music runs deep in the … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Coco, Three Billboards…, Leningrad Cowboys…, & Faces Places

Silent Influences: Mostly Silent Movies From the Talkie Era to the Present

With The Artist finally playing locally, I thought it would be fun to look at other post-silent movies with little or no dialog. Cinema, in its purest form, is a visual art. What it can do without words has always been more powerful than what it can do with them. If I ran my own … Continue reading Silent Influences: Mostly Silent Movies From the Talkie Era to the Present