Category Archives: Visual Entertainment

Movies I can dance to

If you enjoy movies that make you think about the big picture, “Beasts of the Southern Wild” is one. “Tree of Life” was hyped last year as the consummate film about the mystery of human history. I found it boring, … Continue reading

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Altar boy gone bad. Goldwaters endorse Democrat.

I’m a political junkie. I can’t wait to see all the colorful faces at the Democratic National Convention starting Tuesday, people of all ages in silly hats, whooping it up, dancing in the aisles. Nice people are talking about how … Continue reading

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“The Way” is authentic, worth seeing

I have a stuffy head, so I cancelled all my appointments and went to the Loft Cinema. Maybe I wanted some clarity, or at least to focus on something other than myself. My friend Kathleen walked the Camino de Santiago through … Continue reading

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Un-Soprano-ed but Wired for Homeland

I’ve never been one for television. When the kids were little I complained about the evils, the passivity, of television. Five years ago, when I first met Dan, he insisted there were better TV shows than movies. I found that … Continue reading

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Being Jew-ish

No High Holiday services for me but here’s what I did in addition to having days off from work. Dipped pieces of apple in honey to assure a sweet new year, took a morning for reflection and writing with my … Continue reading

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Imagine “Another Earth”

Last night we were pleased to see an original movie, not the same old chasing around to see if the couple stays together in the end.  Here’s the deal — Earth 2 is a mirror-image planet inhabited by all the … Continue reading

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“Fair Game”

Why aren’t Dick Cheney and George Bush in jail? And why wasn’t “Fair Game” widely released prior to the election? It was the best movie I’ve seen in a long time. Naomi Watts was terrific as Valerie Plame, the outed … Continue reading

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