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Scott R. Larson

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The Latest Commentary: Words of wisdom from an energetic actor/writer/producer: ‘Acting is supposed to look easy, but it take a lot of work to make something look easy’

What? Is Oscar® season over already? Where does the time (and my sanity) go? So how did I actually do with my embarrassing annual predictions of the 2018 Academy Award winners (for movies released in 2017)?

My personal ranking of films released in the year 2017 (that I have seen and reviewed so far)

For information on Lautaro’s Spear and my other two novels, please visit my book blog

The Ten Latest Feature Film Reviews…

In the year 2027, because of an unexplained worldwide infertility pandemic, there have been no more Children of Men and women for the previous 18 years

When asked what animal he would he like to become, should he not find a romantic partner within the required 45 days, David chooses The Lobster because it has a lifespan of 100 years

On V-E Day in 1945, the daughters of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth convince their parents to let them have A Royal Night Out so they may experience the historic night among a cross-range of Londoners

To her lover Orlando, Marina Vidal is nothing but A Fantastic Woman, but after his untimely demise, members of his family see her only as a cause of embarrassment if not an object of outright scorn

Upon receiving a delayed and desperate letter from her Aunt Martha, who has lived in France for forty years, Fiona promptly leaves Canada only to find herself Lost in Paris

The teachers at Headfort, the only Irish primary-age boarding school, effectively act In Loco Parentis for the pupils, who come from all over Ireland and the rest of the world

Can an act of art, such as Guys Reading Poems, heal traumatic emotional and psychological abuse committed in the name of art?

I, Tonya Harding, deserve to be judged on my skating alone, insists the athlete at the heart of a major scandal at the 1994 Winter Olympics

On increasingly thin ice with the rest of his rock band, The Drummer and the Keeper on a residential care home’s football team form an unlikely friendship

Like the hidden words he sews into the lining of his famous clothing, the dead are a Phantom Thread in the tapestry of the obsessive life of renowned London dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock

The Three Latest Short Film Reviews…

A headline in Songwriter Weekly asks, Who Is Elmore Dean?, but a more pertinent question would be who or what is taking over his apartment?

In the wake of a lover’s rejection, The Battle Hymn of the Revolution proclaims a lyricist’s rage and heartbreak

Embarrassed to be working as a barista, Jillian does not want to tell her new romantic interest Joe that her place of employment happens to have the same name as him

Commentary Flashback…

7 July 2005: I wonder if Matt Dillon has to queue up for his bag or whether his personal assistant does that for him…

Selected Past Reviews…

The Shape of Water: Now on DVD in the US

Flashback to 1987: James L. Brooks’s Broadcast News

Flashback to 1996: Ringo Lam’s Maximum Risk

Other Stuff…

My Inbox: Cannes, Quinzaine des Réalisateurs – 2018 Quiz…

Alphabetical Index of My Personal Eulogies

My List of Personal Eyewitness Accounts of Public Interviews of Various Movie People

Web Site Statistics for February

Total Number of Feature Films, Documentaries and Shorts Reviewed to Date: 2,511