Mr. Kaplan and a Feel Good Charmer

c.d. had no complaints about the film he reviewed…The Sapphires…a movie he loved and whole heartedly endorsed.

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The Maven, Cohen and No Kerouac

c.d. opens discussing the stunning Leonard Cohen show…then he expresses surprise that he didn’t see Jack Kerouac’sOn The Road…but he did see the high gloss, low cost…The Call with Halle Berry.

The Maven, Basketball and Spring Breakers

c.d. breaks the ice with Basketball…Basketball…Basketball.  Then opines on…the not your Mom and Dads spring break movie…Spring Breakers…with an award quality performance by James Franco.

The Culture Maven Goes Nautical

CD hits the ground running with a lesson on B movies. Then he dives into Phantom, a delightfully engaging B movie about a Soviet submarine crew.

Forecastle 2013 Lineup Announced!


It’s here! The lineup for Forecastle 2013 has been announced!

Forecastle 2013 lineup

A Very Maven Birthday

The birthday Maven begins speaking of senior moments and losing his phone.  He then opines on and turns his attention to…Americana of the highest order…The Oscars.