Archive for the 'Movies' Category


The Sarah Polley Movie

Used to be movies came on like a lion and then disappeared. Music entered the scene like a lamb and lasted. But no more. Records were all about traction, how could you get something to stick. Movies were about getting people into the theatre right away. At first, there was no television for reruns, the […]

A Star Is Born

I came for the fantasy. Last night I stumbled into Felice’s house and she was watching “A Star Is Born” on TCM. I was instantly hooked because this is the way it was, when the stars were bigger and life in Los Angeles was better. I spent the latter half of the seventies at the […]

Snowpiercer

How do you get from the back of the train to the front? Greetings from sunny Southern California where it isn’t. That’s right, unlike in that old Albert Hammond song, today it’s RAINING! Something seen once every decade. Which is why if you bring up board games Angelenos are flummoxed, they know not about rainy […]

Rhinofy-Foreigner Primer

FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME 1977…the beginning of corporate rock or the last hurrah before disco? There were five rock stations in L.A. From soft sounding KNX on the left hand of the dial to the free-format alternative of KROQ on the right. But most people listened to what was in between, most famously KMET […]