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Tuesday, 11 March 2014
If you’ve been married a long time, you have to see Le Week-end, starring two of my all-time favorite actors, Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan, as a couple celebrating their 30th anniversary — or ending their marriage — with a weekend in Paris. I made Michael watch it after I did, and he was convinced I was sending him some kind of message. read full story »
Monday, 3 March 2014
I may have found my new calling.
Sunday, 2 March 2014
I love these cookies from Zabar’s so much, I had to give them their own post before they, um, disappeared.
I posted my Oscar predictions here, and am convinced Best Picture will come down to these two movies.
What do you think?
Saturday, 1 March 2014
Watching the Academy Awards is akin to a religious experience to me.
Okay, that’s a little dramatic – in keeping with the subject matter – but it is my favorite night of the year and one that I take seriously. I turn down viewing parties, and the only people I will watch with are my family members. And even they have to be quiet. read full story »
Friday, 28 February 2014
Thursday, 27 February 2014
There’s a good chance American Hustle will be named Best Picture of the Year at the Academy Awards on Sunday and, although it’s not my favorite movie of the year, it is my favorite movie soundtrack. read full story »
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
One of the highlights of competing in Blogger Idol — other than, ahem, winning it! — was becoming friends with one of my fiercest competitors, Liesl Testwuide. And one of the highlights of meeting Liesl was being introduced to her son, Augie, a budding filmmaker whose short documentary, Four Dead in Ohio, moved me to tears. You can watch the 9 minute film in its entirety, above.
There’s no question that the subject matter will always be explosive but the fact that an eighth grader would gravitate to it and want to make sure the students who died aren’t forgotten gives me great hope for our future.
With the Oscars coming up on Sunday, it seemed an appropriate time to talk to this young filmmaker. read full story »