I realize my title is like that old Sesame Street game “Which of these directors doesn’t belong?” Read on… A frenetic schedule forces me to do a threesome here, if only to preserve reading time for The New Yorker and Theresa Rebeck staring at me as I type. Miles Ahead, directed by Don Cheadle took… Continue reading Cheadle, Linklater and…Atencio?
It’s tough to write a blog about film this week, since I’ve been main lining Prince music for the past 48 hours. But when your Dad calls and only has 5 hours to spend with you and wants to do a movie, you rise to the occasion. Hence, the safe Dad choice: Tom Hanks. And… Continue reading Ain’t No Holla Back for Hologram for a King
Jonathan Tropper, don’t care to meet him. He threw everything but the kitchen sink, wait no, there was a sink, too, my mood as I spent three log days watching segments before getting ill each time from utter schlock syndrome. Sure, I’m a day late (more like a year) and a dollar short (more like… Continue reading This is Where I leave You- in the Dumpster
First a funny aside: “In my own words” was what I wrote at the request of the Yearbook Director as I retire from teaching this June. After writing a six sentence blurb (1 sentence per every 5 years if yo do the math), I received an email back, asking, ‘can you condense it?’. An ironic… Continue reading In Her Own Words
sally field Hello My Name is Doris was fantastic! I was reminded of just how endearing Ms. Field is and what I could possibly do to channel some Sally! I think it boils down to this: first her name imbues joy. I’ve known a few Sally’s in my life and they’ve all been the sweetest.… Continue reading Hello, My Name is Flourished (with delight!)