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Thoughtful film critiques with Dennis Morton & David Anthony. Broadcast on KUSP Wednesdays at 8:35 am and 7 pm

Thoughtful film critiques with Dennis Morton & David Anthony. Broadcast on KUSP Wednesdays at 8:35 am and 7 pm
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Santa Cruz, CA

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Thoughtful film critiques with Dennis Morton & David Anthony. Broadcast on KUSP Wednesdays at 8:35 am and 7 pm

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@KUSP

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English

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203 8th Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95062 831-476-2800


Episodes

Review: Embrace of the Serpent

3/18/2016
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Listen above, to the review by Dennis Morton. Transcript is below. I’ve watched Embrace Of The Serpent three times, and the key word here is ‘watch’, because this film is visually spectacular. Almost the entire film is shot in black and white. This may seem an odd choice, considering that it was shot in the [...]

Duration: 00:03:00


Two Films: ‘Lady in the Van’ and ’45 Years’

3/7/2016
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Listen (above) to the review(s) by Dennis Morton. (Transcripts below.) It’s not often that a feature film focuses on the lives of elderly people. And even less often that there would be two such films released at the same time. Which is why I’d like to share a few words with you about The Lady [...]

Duration: 00:03:06


Where to Invade Next

2/26/2016
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Listen above to the review by Dennis Morton.

Duration: 00:02:37


Dennis Morton Picks Three Favorites from 2015

2/8/2016
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By Dennis Morton Long ago I realized that most of the films I enjoy never make it to that overly exalted Academy status. Occasionally I’m asked to name my favorite movies of the year. It’s not an easy question. I don’t pay much attention to lists like that. I don’t even know which films have [...]

Duration: 00:03:53


Screening: The Education of Auma Obama

1/29/2016
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By David H. Anthony | KUSP - Event info On the second week of February, Santa Cruz shall be afforded a rare opportunity. On Wednesday February 10, Nigerian born Branwen Okpako will be present at a free public screening her widely acclaimed 2013 film, The Education of Auma Obama, about the Kenyan half sister of [...]

Duration: 00:02:37


Review: Truth

11/6/2015
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Listen to the review by David H. Anthony above, and read the transcript below. Recent juxtapositions of “television” and “news” seem oxymoronic. What matter are ratings, audience numbers, market share, key metrics to assess and increase profitability of the enterprise. Truth, a new docudrama revisiting a decisive transitional moment marking a shift of tv news [...]

Duration: 00:01:43


Film Review: ‘Grandma’

9/22/2015
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Listen to the review by Dennis Morton above, and read it below. Just in case you’re late for an appointment, or you’re about to exit your car, let me suggest that you not miss Grandma, which stars the inimitable Lily Tomlin. It’s a fabulous flick. Now then, if you have a few minutes, let me [...]

Duration: 00:03:53


Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

9/9/2015
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Listen to the review by David H. Anthony above, and read it below. At the beginning of his documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, filmmaker and narrator Alex Gibney asks why so many were moved by the October 5, 2011 death of the former Apple CEO at the age of 56. It [...]

Duration: 00:02:44


Film Review: ‘The Prophet’

9/3/2015
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Listen to the review by Dennis Morton above, and read it below. Khalil Gibran is one of the most famous poets in history. His book, ‘The Prophet’, has been translated into dozens of languages and reportedly has sold over 100 million copies. To put that in perspective, consider that the typical first printing of [...]

Duration: 00:01:48


‘Straight Outta Compton’

8/26/2015
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Listen to the review by David H. Anthony above, and read it below. Since its mid-August release the group biopic Straight Outta Compton, depicting the rise and demise of controversial and influential hard core rap unit NWA has been a box office bombshell. Taking its name from NWAs blistering debut album, like its subject Straight [...]

Duration: 00:03:33


Mero

8/12/2015
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Listen to the review by David H. Anthony above, and read transcript below. African-American novelist Charles R. Johnson, author of Middle Passage, takes greatpains to distinguish between “story” and “plot.” Story may be defined as a narrativehoused in a temporal frame, bounded by time, i.e., what historians do. Plot differs. Plotpivots around probing causality. The [...]

Duration: 00:03:25


Tangerine

8/4/2015
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Listen to the review by Dennis Morton, above.

Duration: 00:04:04


Mr. Holmes

7/29/2015
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Listen to the review by David H. Anthony, above.

Duration: 00:02:47


Trainwreck

7/21/2015
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I gave my television away over twenty years ago, so I’m a few decades behind when it comes to knowing who today’s TV stars are. Which is why I’d never heard ofAmy Schumer, until I saw Trainwreck. I’m so glad I did. Schumer not only stars in Trainwreck – she also wrote the script. [...]

Duration: 00:03:35


Love and Mercy

7/15/2015
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Listen above to the review by David H. Anthony. (Transcript posted below.) Bill Pohlad’s Love and Mercy: The Life, Love and Genius of Brian Wilson probes links binding creative impulses and emotional trauma the Beach Boys’ gifted leader faced. By now, many will have heard the film’s outlines. It innovatively uses actors Jeff Holman [...]

Duration: 00:02:54


To Kill a Mockingbird

7/7/2015
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Listen to Dennis Morton’s review above. Transcript of the review is posted below. The odds are that most of you in the KUSP listening area have seen To Kill A Mockingbird, the film adaptation of Harper Lee’s famous and beloved novel. I must confess that until very recently I had not seen the film. Neither [...]

Duration: 00:03:45


A Little Chaos

7/2/2015
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Listen to the review by David H. Anthony, above.

Duration: 00:03:35


Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

6/24/2015
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Listen above to the review by Dennis Morton (Transcript posted below). It wasn’t clear to me from the previews what I was in for, and the title suggested the possibility of a few hours of maudlin melodrama, but, Me And Earl And The Dying Girl is not maudlin, and it’s like no melodrama I’ve [...]

Duration: 00:03:22


ArtMattan

6/17/2015
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Listen above, to the review by David H. Anthony.

Duration: 00:02:55


Results

6/10/2015
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Listen above, to the review by Dennis Morton.

Duration: 00:03:39

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