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27

In honor of Season 5 of The History Channel’s popular Vikings series, I wrote about my favorite Vikings — Viking River Cruises and Viking Ocean Cruises — for USA Today 10Best. Read 10 Ways to Explore the World Like a True Viking (but with more amenities)!

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“maudie” movie review

Maudie

I hesitate to tell you that Maudie is, hands-down, my favorite movie of the year so far because I know how easy it is to be disappointed when you go in with such high expectations.

But I’m pretty sure you will love Maudie, too. [Read more…]

“maggie’s plan” movie review

Maggie's Plan

Every time I see Greta Gerwig in a movie, I just want to be her friend. She seems so down-to-earth and authentic and, like the best actors, she never seems to be acting.

In Rebecca Miller’s new film, Maggie’s Plan, Gerwig plays the title character — a Manhattan millennial who’s made a career out of helping students navigate the intersection of art and commerce, and who hears her own biological clock ticking.

Although her good friend, Tony (Bill Hader), assures her it will all work out, she tells him, “I don’t like leaving my destiny to destiny.”

And she devises a plan. [Read more…]

“seymour: an introduction”

Ethan Hawke and Seymour Bernstein

I love finding little gems of movies that introduce me to subjects I knew nothing about and that make me think about them long after the credits roll.

Seymour: An Introduction is one of those little gems. [Read more…]

“boyhood”

Boyhood

If the Academy Awards were handed out today, Boyhood would easily win for Best Picture. It is, without a doubt, the most original movie of the year. [Read more…]