What movie is your life like?

Month: February 2012

Betty and Jamie Discuss How to Go to the Movies Alone

Betty and Jamie Discuss How to Go to the Movies Alone

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 […]

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Take a good look in those eyes, and be very afraid…

Take a good look in those eyes, and be very afraid…

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 […]

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How Life’s Routine Course Turns So Quickly into Tragedy

How Life’s Routine Course Turns So Quickly into Tragedy

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 […]

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At Last, Tin Man Finds His Heart

At Last, Tin Man Finds His Heart

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 […]

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31 Days Of Oscar on TCM

31 Days Of Oscar on TCM

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 […]

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Betty and Jamie Have a Conversation About “Melancholia”

Betty and Jamie Have a Conversation About “Melancholia”

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 […]

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