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Film Review: Wild

Film Review: Wild

The film is based on the true story of Cheryl Strayed [Reese Witherspoon], She decides the way to find herself is to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. The hiking takes her 1,100 miles. It seems a crazy way to find one’s self but we’ll see what happens. The film opens onto the most picturesque landscape […]

Film Review: Notes on a Scandal

Film Review: Notes on a Scandal

“We are bound by the secrets we share.” “Mind the gap – the distance between as you dream it and life as it is.” “People have always trusted me with their secrets but who do I trust. You, only you.” Barbara Covett [Judi Dench], keeps notebooks. An endless number of thoughts written down with her […]

Film Review: “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”

Film Review: “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”

Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson), two young Americans spend the summer in Spain. Their first adventure is meeting the passionate artist Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem). He has romance overflowing in his blood. He approaches them while they are enjoying a conversation surrounded by the warm ambiance of a Barcelona restaurant. Vicky makes the […]

Bye Bye Baby

Bye Bye Baby

Last week I ugly-cried at the nail salon. You know the ugly-cry; face twisted up in a monstrous grimace, liquid pouring from nearly every orifice in your face, and choking like a wounded animal with its head in a trap. It’s the kind of sobbing that is almost sub-human and makes you feel like you’ll […]

By February 24, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Film Review: “Take This Waltz”

Film Review: “Take This Waltz”

Take This Watlz. Written and Directed by Sarah Polley. Starring: Michelle Williams as Margot, Seth Rogen as Lou, Luke Kirby as Daniel, and Sarah Silverman as Geraldine “Gerrie”. (A romantic drama who’s title “Take This Waltz” is named after the Leonard Cohen song.) The film, “Take This Waltz,” that Sarah Polley has created, is a […]

By December 15, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Betrayal

Betrayal

The film opens in the present then continues going backwards, told completely in reverse. Harold Pinter wrote a brilliant play which has been adapted into this perfect & significant film adaptation. The story begins with people existing a party scene. And almost immediately from this place to the beginning of the end scene in a […]

Marriage Gone By Lives On

Marriage Gone By Lives On

It was still early and I had just watered the garden. Sitting down in the backyard, sipping coffee, I pulled out an old copy of Wendell Berry poems.   Randomly opening the book, two photos of you fell out. Marking a collection called, “The Country of Marriage”, Simultaneously, I felt both happy and sad.   […]

By September 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Single Person’s Midlife Crisis

The Single Person’s Midlife Crisis

Can single people have a midlife crisis but with the emphasis on the fact that they have never married or had kids? A couple I know are just about to celebrate their 15 year wedding anniversary. I know this because my friend, the groom, phoned to remind me. I shouldn’t need to be reminded, I […]

By February 28, 2012 28 Comments Read More →
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