Ed Bethune talks about A Pearl for Kizzy

August 25, 2016

Stick around to the end and your monkey plays a song.

Jessica Winter’s Break in Case of Emergency

August 16, 2016

Break in Case of Emergency by Jessica Winter (hardcover, 288 pages, Knopf) reviewed by Karen Martin for blood, dirt & angels Many who have worked in a nonprofit foundation with vague goals and bad management will recognize the situation in …

Elvis lives

August 16, 2016

Is it so bizarre to commemorate the anniversary of a star’s death? Americans have always converted dead celebrities into durable cultural phenomena–remember Jim Morrison on the cover of Rolling Stone : “He’s Hot, He’s Sexy and He’s Dead.” The people …

Massive Attack “The Spoils” (starring Cate Blanchett, directed by John Hillcoat)

August 9, 2016

How He Fell in Love

August 4, 2016

How He Fell in Love 85 Cast: Matt McGorry, Amy Hargreaves, Britne Oldford, Mark Blum, Bobby Moreno, Seth Barrish, Christine Campbell, Katie Paxton Director: Marc Meyers Rating: Not rated Playing at the Ron Robinson Theater, tonight at 7 p.m. You …

Once Walt Disney and Salvador Dali collaborated on a film …

August 3, 2016

So You Should Never Read the Comments

August 3, 2016

SSO YOU SHOULD NEVER READ THE COMMENTS (for Jef Rouner et. al.) In his own heart, every man is pure. What discharges is like weather unbidden and deep roiling, the product of some butterfly beating its wings in La Paz, …

AWFJ Wonder Women Countdown – Characters 55 through 44

August 2, 2016

(repost from our friends the Alliance of Women Film Journalists site — our Karen Martin is a member of AWFJ.) Posted by Marilyn Ferdinand on Jul 31, 2016 | 0 Comments To celebrate AWFJ’s tenth anniversary and mark the movie industry’s feminist developments since …

Keeping a promise

July 27, 2016

“He is the Sun King and if you look too long at him you will be blind, your senses flooded with his gold-spined brilliance. As E.E.Cumming might of said of him, Jesus, he is a handsome man — despite his …

On Patriotism

July 27, 2016

We all know we are supposed to love America the same way we are supposed to love our parents and our fellow man. Patriotism is so seldom questioned that it may seem self-evident. But what does it mean to love …