Monthly Archives: June 2015


Testament of Youth – 6.5

2015-06-24T22:41:01+00:00June 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|

It seems harsh to be critical of a movie that is all about women's rights, noble sacrifices, death and the pointless horrors of World War I and has a nice British cast and period costumes, but I got the feeling this should have been a one-hour TV show, rather than a two-hour movie. Alicia Vikander [...]

Love and Mercy – 7

2015-06-15T15:57:49+00:00June 15th, 2015|Reviews|

I'm not sure this movie would be of interest or make sense to anyone who hasn't followed Brian Wilson's career, but that's still a pretty big market. And even for those like me who have been fans forever, the movie left some pretty big holes - like how he came under the control of his [...]

Broadway 2015

2015-06-14T18:38:20+00:00June 14th, 2015|Theater|

We have spent five weeks in New York going more to the theater than movies - especially since we were shut out of the Apu Trilogy on Memorial Day - so I thought I could use this space for a brief recap of what we've seen on the boards in a variety of venues: Broadway, [...]

I’ll See You In My Dreams – 6.5

2015-06-09T00:49:55+00:00June 9th, 2015|Reviews|

Such a quiet movie: for maybe ten minutes it proceeded without a background soundtrack, except for the explosions from San Andreas in the theater above us and the screeching of hearing aids from the elderly crowd around us. Ironically, the best moments in the movie came from music: Blythe Danner's karaoke version of 'Cry Me [...]