Film review … Across the Universe

[This is a "Best of the 'Gest" entry, but I can't figure out how to reverse the type over the image. SB Alec wrote this review/reminiscence in 2016, and it was published in the Digest in 2020. His current project is his recollection of a Vermont boyhood. With the debut of Peter Jackson's Beatles trilogy,... Continue Reading →

Freaks, Part 1

Tomorrow, see SB Jon's own Freaky Photos "I first saw this film at Marlboro College in 1967, where it was shown on Hallowe’en! I loved the film, which has had cult status for the few people who have seen it. I’ve compiled the following excerpts, taken verbatim from the sites I’ve linked, in a story... Continue Reading →

Silverback Classic

[From time to time I will re-purpose a post from The Silverback Film Society, Gilead Brook Road Troop. And before anyone castigates me for being homophobic, I will point out that the characterization of Bye-Bye Birdie as "the gayest musical ever" was made by SB Bennett, whose husband, SB Chef Tom, created the dessert pizza.... Continue Reading →

Rotten Tomatoes? Hardly

Rotten Tomatoes rates movies and Silverbacks watch movies. https://editorial.rottentomatoes.com/guide/100-club-certified-fresh-movies/?ref=briefingday.com&curator=briefingday.com&utm_source=briefingday.com&utm_medium=email Whew ... this saves me from coming up with my own list The Silverback Film Society (Gilead Brook Troop) is a collection of human silverbacks that meets periodically during the winter months. The are governed by an inviolable set of rules: You are allowed to talk... Continue Reading →

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