Having been quite jealous when my little brother ‘showed up’ when I was just 3, I was fascinated with the documentary “Mistaken for Strangers” about The National’s lead singer Matt Berninger and his younger un-leaded brother Tom. (Aside, I love my brother to death, see photo of us as concert chums for Paul Simon and… Continue reading Mistaken for Strangers, Sibling Rivalry Galore!
Month: April 2014
Under My Skin, an original
My last night of vacation could not have been spent better than at Under the Skin, directed by Jonathan Glazer. Positive vibes flowed even before the opening sequence began since I loved the feel of Sexy Beast way back in 2000. For me to watch a violent film twice tells just how alluring the gorgeous… Continue reading Under My Skin, an original
Elaine Stritch: Do Not Go Gentle….
I frugally (and ridiculously) hemmed and hawed over the $6.99 on demand price tag for the documentary “Elaine Stritch:Shoot Me”, but am glad to report the money was well spent. And since I’m CEO of this blog, I decided that I’ll make my Lessons Learned (from my Nymphomaniac Vol 2 blog) a regular feature. Lessons… Continue reading Elaine Stritch: Do Not Go Gentle….
Once you go “Pho 2”, there’s no Joe to go back to
Once you go Pho2, There’s no Joe to go back to An ironic epitome of a film, Nymphomaniac Vol. 2 is continued ridiculous absurdum, yet totally worth watching. To begin, lessons I learned: #1. Shia Labeouf can act, so he should burn that paper bag. #2. I needn’t have hidden that oh so cute teaspoon… Continue reading Once you go “Pho 2”, there’s no Joe to go back to
Mama Mia, Andy Garcia!
Saw “Rob the Mob” at my favorite popcorn theater in the world, The Little in Rochester, New York and have to begin by saying that Andy Garcia must have been cast by his mom , or similar such person who thought he could portray ‘Big Al’, the mafia boss-gone soft. Just saying Big Al and… Continue reading Mama Mia, Andy Garcia!
Not all that it’s bum cracked up to be: Nymphomaniac Vol. 1
In spite of my subject title, I ‘liked’ Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 I in the same way that I enjoyed my Masters Degree in Counseling training. Meaning, while it was nerdish fun to learn about dysfunction, after 15 years of the weight of helping people, I ran gladly back to the classroom. As Bradbury eloquently wrote… Continue reading Not all that it’s bum cracked up to be: Nymphomaniac Vol. 1