Archive for November 19th, 2012

by Sam Juliano

After Halloween was taken from us by a wrathful Mother Nature and the northeast has come back from a month of grief and deprivation, those of us in the blighted areas will still join the rest of America in celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday.  Turkey Day, which normally gets relatives together for that all-too-rare annual occasion, always signals the beginning of the holiday season, and the buying of gifts and home decorating.  Here at Wonders in the Dark, the staff wishes all those celebrating the holiday stateside and overseas to have a peaceful and enjoyable day.  Moderation is always the best policy of course, and a brisk walk could do wonders between watching the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys strut their gridiron prowess.

Late November also means the best part of the movie season is upon us.  Still to come in addition to the films seen during the week covered by this MMD, are Amour, Rust and Bone, Les Miserables, The Hobbit, Hyde Park on the Hudson, The Life of Pi, Zero Dark Thirty, Django Unchained, Hitchcock and The Promised Land.  Those attempting to compile the foundation of a year-end Ten Best List will find the exercise most frustrating until the table is run with the imminent openings.  It does seem at this point though that films like The Turin Hose, Holy Motors, War Witch, Oslo August 17th, Monsieur Lazhar, The Kid with a Bike, The Deep Blue Sea and Lincoln will be hard to keep off the final shortlist.  But that’s eight, so there would be only two more openings, so a revamp seems inevitable. (more…)

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