Welcome to Returning Videotapes

Welcome to our new home, with fresh content and an even bigger passion for cinema. You’ll notice some things have stayed the same, while others have changed – namely, the blog’s new name, Returning Videotapes. I’ve been meaning to move on from Film Flare since the core of this space had evolved beyond movies. It had become television and most recently books, too. Add to all of this needing to upgrade to Wordpress and a bigger change felt right.

My Top 3 Television Medical Dramas

This week’s Thursday Movie Picks is a tv special on medical dramas. Immediately I thought Grey’s Anatomy, House MD, Private Practice… I figured a lot of people (me included) would feature these shows, but actually, the answers are SO varied it amazes me – so make sure you check out everyone else’s posts! I suppose those shows would be my honourable…

Suddenly, Last May: Shall we Steal a Cadillac?

title quote from à bout de souffle June is here, which means it’s time to look back at another month of movie watching, tv binging, and book reading. To avoid excessive recaping, I’ve decided that on the first weekend of every month, the Suddenly post will replace the usual FWeekly one, but I’m keeping the links! May was considerably more productive than April.…

2017 Blind Spot Series Update: The Lady From Shanghai, Hiroshima Mon Amour, To Kill A Mockingbird …

So I sort of (entirely) missed writing about my Blind Spots this year, BUT I have been watching them all! I’ll try and do better from now on. Here’s an update with my quick thoughts on the first four movies of the 2017 Blind Spot Challenge: The Lady From Shanghai, Hiroshima Mon Amour, To Kill a Mockingbird, and 12 Angry…