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Kim Morgan

The Club in Your Face: The Social Network

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

Every once in a while, a trailer will come along that gets to me. Such is the case with David Fincher's haunting two and a half minutes on Facebook. If I'm in a certain mood about my life, this trailer makes me overwhelmingly sad.

Woebegone Winnipeg Washroom

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

I adore Winnipeg. I love the curious quiet. I love the odd streets. I love the nighttime thunder storm after a long hot day. I love the collection of ...

Silent Snow, Savage Snow: Nightfall

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

With last week's release of Columbia Pictures Film Noir Classics, Vol. 2 (Human Desire, The Brothers Rico, Nightfall, City of Fear and Pushover), do...

Charlie Kaufman Is A Humble Genius. 'Synecdoche' At Ebertfest

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

I love Synecdoche, New York, but I know a few people, many of them Kaufman admirers, who detest this picture. 2010-05-03-kaufmancopy.jpg

Ode to My Cagney Loving Pops

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

When Cagney smacked ya, he did so with grace. He could, quite literally, tap dance on yer face. An accidental poem to wish my netless Dad, wh...

The Diary Of A Preteen Hitchhiker

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

I hitchhiked. Once. I was in the seventh grade -- far too young to be exposing myself to the perilous adventures of road-and-thumb. And yet, young en...

Sun & Sin, John & Julie: Palm Noir

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

The Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival has ended. The festival broke records this year with audiences soaking in all of that sun and sin, light and vice, early mornings and existential angst. Murder among the palm trees was actually, quite perfect.

Queens of Noise: The Runaways

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

Others weren't sure about Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning paired up as Joan and Cherie, I thought they at least looked perfect. Maybe I'm just a sucker for platform shoes, feathered hair and super tight jeans writ large.

Happy Birthday, You Hot, Genius Piece of Work

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

2010-03-05-garf.jpg I've not delved into that simmering, masculine menace of charm and vulnerability -- the actor John Garfield -- nearly enough.

Ten of Polanski's Best...Kitty Cat

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

Roman Polanski emerged from the womb knowing cinema. Proof lies in his glorious first feature, Knife in the Water, a tense, complex, three-character study.

Gould and Alone on Valentine's Day

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

Glenn Gould was one of the the world's most famous pianists, and an iconic loner. Gould's mysteries and yes, romance, are beautifully rendered in Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould.

Six Stories: Salinger Inspired Cinema

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

Salinger's Garbo-like elusiveness and impossible adaptations never stopped legions of filmmakers from being influenced by both the work and the man.

It's Hard Out There For A Nymph: 'Fish Tank'

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

It's tough being a teenage girl. Especially when enduring (and hopefully, when you can) enjoying, that breakthrough age of 15. A lot happens when you'...

Vivre Le Creep: Youth In Revolt

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

A jerk can be a softie sometimes, though a clever, conniving one.This is the type of creature Michael Cera must create in Miguel Arteta's Youth in Revolt.

What Makes The World Go 'Round: The Book Of Eli

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

Choosing a singer who still resides as reverend at the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Memphis, TN works a dual purpose in that "The Book of Eli" is about The Book, as in the Good Book.

Top Ten Movies of 2009

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

Once again, here's my top ten of 2009 -- an interesting year for movies. And no, I haven't seen Avatar yet.

This Is the Girl: Top 22 Movies of the Decade

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

With his brilliant, labyrinthine Mulholland Dr., David Lynch digs underneath our peculiar Hollywood system -- a system that pedals dreams, desire, sex, money and magic.

Rage, Repulsion, Response, Roman

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

My last post caused a flurry of outraged comments. Though many readers appreciated my essay, many slammed me for what they read as a defense of Polanski through his movies, Repulsion in particular.