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Protagonist is a bit of an enigma. Breaking away from his ultra orthodox family, seeming to glory in his role as the black sheep of the family, Larry undergoes an offstage conversion, emerging as an orthodox rabbi with kids and a devout wife. Why offstage, I ask. Reade...

Disturbing story of author's childhood which was martyred by her father, a fundamentalist Mormon suffering from bipolar disease and attendant paranoia and her mother who was passive and acquiescent although a strong smart woman at heart. Throw in a violent brother and...

March 7, 2019

What a luscious couple! Their new movie, Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben) is definitely worth the price of the movie ticket. All the women in this film are gorgeous and then there's Javier - (sigh). The action revolves around a mystery and pretty much everyone is under...

February 24, 2019

The new movie Border will give Eraserhead--one of my favorite movies-- a run for its money. Watched in on  HBO last night. Most of the audience will opt out immediately I suspect, as my husband did, at the first glimpse of the protagonist. Let's just say she's not a be...

February 5, 2019

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MY AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS WILL BE FOR SALE JUST IN TIME FOR ST. VALENTINE'S DAY

December 29, 2018

I've been resisting the tech invasion in my own way and in my own time, but I've finally succumbed. My granddaughter bought us the TV attachment; her boyfriend installed it in a few seconds flat, and voila, now we have NETFLIX.

He suggested Black Mirror, the series, and...

December 12, 2018

As a writer, film is teaching me the importance of pace and tension. Here we have an excellent cast, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman, great character development but no payoff. The stuff about fighting the French, domestic insurrection, etc., is never satisfact...

November 14, 2018

Can't be more topical than this story: powerful, political, white upper-class family adopts biracial kid. Takes advantage of his poor black mother and lets the system swallow her up. Raises a super successful kid who's had all the advantages society can offer. Shows us...

September 9, 2018

Cutesy. Good acting. Ending felt kinda tacked on and arbitrary. Not a big Ethan Hawke fan, but he was good in this. What's with that title? Huh?

I Feel Pretty. The message, rarely articulated or not often enough, is that a buoyant personality coupled with a deep well of...

August 31, 2018

Puzzle: Great cast and great story of woman waking to realize she's forgotten that she too is entitled to a life. Love the way the husband is portrayed as a good soul who has no insight, but knows a good thing when he's married to it. Love the introduction to a shatter...

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