Table and Teaser
Preview of February articles with a table of January’s contents
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Table and Teaser recaps what’s been posted and previews what’s soon to be published. Sometimes, more than what’s included in the preview gets posted. Also, in a recent new year’s post summarizing last year’s highlights, I neglected to mention that one of my magazine articles won the Golden Quill award for best sports journalism. You can read about the article and the Press Club award here.
Soccer athlete Pelé died late last month—he was 82—and, since I had recently seen Victory, in preparation for a new movie star series, I posted an early review. John Huston’s sports-themed 1981 film stars Sylvester Stallone, Max Von Sydow and Michael Caine. Read my review (or free preview) here. Also, you can read this unfavorable review of 2023’s first major Tom Hanks movie, A Man Called Otto.
Both articles were published after last month’s Table and Teaser. This is because one of my editorial aims is to deliver more than what’s promised. Autonomia, like Walt Disney’s Disneyland, is accordingly crafted to add to your whole experience.
Table of January’s contents
This month’s contents include:
A news report on the apparent Islamic terrorist attack in New York City’s Times Square area on New Year’s Eve
Travelogue with photos and links about Christmas in Las Vegas
Critique of Parenthood, Ron Howard’s Steve Martin vehicle about parenting—the basis for NBC’s six-season TV series
Report with advantages and disadvantages of America’s new Speaker of the House
New year’s greeting, update and challenge on the eve of Autonomia’s anniversary
Review of Five Easy Pieces, Bob Rafelson’s 1970s film about an oilfield worker
Teaser of February’s articles
Director Roman Polanski’s The Ghost Writer gets a thorough review from yours truly.
For paid subscribers, a new series about Clint Eastwood movies begins in February. Subscribers will be able to preview or read three new Sidney Poitier movie reviews all month (in honor of his birthday). As with classic movie stars Fred Astaire, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Redford, Greta Garbo, Joel McCrea and Cary Grant, Autonomia showcases artists, especially Hollywood actors and actresses, of ability. Other featured artists planned for coverage this year include Liza Minnelli and Sylvester Stallone. The goal is to showcase artists of ability whose work is unknown or underestimated.
I’m currently focused on the 20th anniversary of a movie directed by Nick Cassavetes. Based on a first viewing of John Q starring Denzel Washington opposite Robert Duvall featuring James Woods with Kimberly Elise, as well as late actors Anne Heche and Ray Liotta, the analysis accounts for its basic argument for nationalized medicine.
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