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The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: The Silence Of The Lambs
July 20, 2015 – 11:09 AM | 20 Comments
The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: <em>The Silence Of The Lambs</em>

Butterflies aren't always free.

Poppy-Fields Movies: The Couch Of Fame
July 20, 2015 – 5:03 AM | 104 Comments
Poppy-Fields Movies: The Couch Of Fame

4/24/15: Please welcome our newest Couch Of Famer, famous original The Matrix.

Twomato Concentrate: 16 July 2015
July 16, 2015 – 1:49 PM | 3 Comments
Twomato Concentrate: 16 July 2015

Again With This, Emmy oversights, and the Girls' Bike Club's sad prescience.

Twomato Concentrate: 15 July 2015
July 15, 2015 – 12:02 PM | 3 Comments
Twomato Concentrate: 15 July 2015

Managers, Watchmen, and more stuff I'm thinking about.

The French Connection: Le thrill of le chase
June 1, 2015 – 8:56 AM | 8 Comments
<em>The French Connection</em>: Le thrill of le chase

The French Connection has kept itself in the classic-films discussion for the better part of five decades based on a single car chase.

The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: Pretty Woman
May 19, 2015 – 10:20 AM | 29 Comments
The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: <em>Pretty Woman</em>

A hooker with a heart of poppies.

All This Mayhem: Skating by
April 20, 2015 – 7:13 PM | 2 Comments
<em>All This Mayhem</em>: Skating by

Eddie Martin's portrait of Aussie skate champs Ben and Tas Pappas, All This Mayhem, is edited well enough that it takes a while to realize how little it's telling you.

Living history: Mangione's The Dream And The Deal
April 19, 2015 – 10:57 AM | No Comment
Living history: Mangione's <em>The Dream And The Deal</em>

It's hard to describe what I found so appealing about Jerre Mangione's The Dream And The Deal.

The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: The Matrix Trilogy
April 14, 2015 – 11:45 AM | 19 Comments
The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: <em>The Matrix</em> Trilogy

I know poppy-fu.

The Last Stand: The unknowable
April 10, 2015 – 3:13 PM | 13 Comments
<em>The Last Stand</em>: The unknowable

I wondered, at a certain point in Nathaniel Philbrick's detailed narrative of Custer's Last Stand, why he was spending such a long time on other soldiers in another company, on another hill, trying to survive …