Bob and a Klingon discuss his film reviews.
Film Reviews
by Dr. Bob Blackwood
 These articles appeared in the Near North News, Chicago through 2000

Current reviews appeared in the Columbia River Reader

Blackwood on Watching Flicks:

I’ve been spending money at the movies every week since I was eight.  I moved to Albuquerque from Chicago for three reasons: milder weather, a laid-back metro population of about 850,000, and the third largest number of movie theater seats per capita in the USA.  (I understand there is now a new 12-screen Regal Cinema at Three Rivers Mall, great!)  Most of the time, I go to the 16-screen Regal at the Cottonwood Mall in north Albuquerque.  It is very clean, and the staff is bright.  I also go to the very small Guild Theater for independent and foreign films.

When do I see films?  Usually, they have premiers on Thursday for films just being released.  You pay the same, but the audiences are usually much smaller than the Friday or Saturday night crowds. 

If I go during the week-end proper, I attend the earliest screenings possible.  If it is a “youth-oriented” flick, I see it at a Thursday premier. I have difficulties with a large crowd of young folks, a few of whom think the movies are a TV experience meriting undue comments.  OK, I whisper to my wife at times, but not loudly; I mostly scribble in my notebook.

What else should you do to keep abreast of what’s happening in the movies?  Get a cheap subscription to Entertainment Weekly.  Check out the photos; read the interviews with actors and directors.  Then, you can become a film critic in your circle.

Movie Review Copyright, Bob Blackwood

Hyperlink index:

Directors Discussed: John Ford, Louis Malle

Joffrey Ballet - "Cool Vibrations" (2006)

Oscar Picks for 2009 Films (2010)

Oscar Picks for 2010 Films (2011)

Oscar Picks for 2012 Films (2013)

Alphabetical Film Review list

1997 Film Reviews

1998 Film Reviews

1999 Film Reviews

2000 Film Reviews

2001 Film Reviews

2002 Film Reviews

2003-2008 Film Reviews

2009 Film Reviews

2010 Film Reviews

2011 Film Reviews

2012 Film Reviews

2013 Film Reviews

2014 Film Reviews

2015 Film Reviews

2016 Film Reviews

 Please feel free to e-mail your comments to me:  Bob Blackwood

Alphabetical Film Review Listing
 #     A - C   D - G  H - K  L - O   P - S    T - Z

54    (1999)
187    (1997)
8 1/2 Women    (2000)