Jamie: I go to movies alone more than I go with people. Betty: Shakes her head in disbelief, though her sister never really surprises her. Jamie: It’s just easier. There’s no haggling over which movie to see at which theater, when to go. No one to lament my pick, to make weird grunts and gasps […]Read More >>
What movie is your life like?
Do you ever grow up if you don’t have kids? No. Are you stunted from the lack of responsibility, compromise, chaos, distraction, purpose and selflessness? Yes. When I’m with my nieces and nephews I have no desire to be a role model, an upstanding citizen, and while I do try to keep them unharmed on […]Read More >>
No matter what country you live in, what language you speak, or what household you belong to, in all its banality, life is complicated. That was the message I took away from the stunning, engrossing Iranian movie up for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars this year. A Separation. We’re all just trying to manage […]Read More >>
My father played the Cowardly Lion in a performance of The Wizard of Oz once, though I’ll always think of him as the Tin Man, teetering around, poised to fall over. And while my older siblings were off flailing in all directions, I was the sap running around behind him with the oilcan at the […]Read More >>
I don’t watch the Oscars, lame, I know. I get too caught up when my pick doesn’t win and so it’s just better if I read the results in the news the next morning. What I do watch during this season however is TCM (Turner Classic Movies), which showcases Oscar films for 31 days leading […]Read More >>
Jamie: Awesome. Betty: Hurt me. I should have known after seeing Breaking the Waves, thank you very little; I knew what this Von Trier guy was capable of and still I subjected myself. Jamie: Sure, it’s depressing, but there’s also something immensely hopeful about it…the world coming to an end in such a hauntingly beautiful […]Read More >>