…This is not a joke. You’ll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. I have only done this once before. SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED. This movie isn’t a joke. It’s a funny, quirky movie about time travel… but not really. Kenneth (Mark Duplass) has taken out the ad in all earnestness, and […]Read More >>
What movie is your life like?
My nine-year old niece visited me in New York this weekend. Of course there was a Broadway show, Central Park, FAO Schwartz, and Coney Island, but a movie? Why would you take her to see a movie? Because they’re not showing “A Cat in Paris” in Washington D.C., where she lives, and I was dying […]Read More >>
Who would have thought that Sweden was so cosmopolitan? Swedes, Serbs, Albanians, Muslims, South Americans, a diaspora of cultures in this dark, twisted saga of a man who makes irreparably devastating moral choices: a dead man walking (a gorgeous dead man nonetheless). Not that he necessarily dies in the end, and this is no spoiler. […]Read More >>
I’m no high art aficionado. At museums I tend to fall in line with crowd pleasers like Picasso, Cezanne, Monet, Miro’, Caravaggio, Michelangelo…you know, those guys. When a performance art piece happens to be on display at a museum I am visiting, I tend to walk on by, perhaps staring blankly at a few of […]Read More >>
In the far southern tip of Louisiana, within the poverty stricken bayou country, there’s a myth about wild beasts called aurochs that have been long extinct—they eat their mothers and fathers alive. “We are all beasts,” a local woman tells a group of young children, including a spirited, six-year-old named Hushpuppy, stripping the pant from […]Read More >>
That’s how Magic Mike is billed, wrongly in my opinion. This is a Soderbergh film, after all, as in Sex, Lies, and Videotape, about an impotent man who videotapes and interviews women about their first sexual experience (See REEL LIFE: A Novel, Chapter 6); as in Haywire, about a female covert operative played by a […]Read More >>
There are movies out about the end of the world, but for the Maldives this may be a reality. As the lowest lying country on our planet, if seawaters rise enough the Maldives could possibly be the first country to cease to exist, in our lifetime. Entire cultures have been wiped out by war, pandemics, […]Read More >>