‘Swindler & Son’ is now available on Netgalley for a limited time, so jump on it, reviewers!Continue reading →
A funny, romantic tale in the tradition of Oceans 11 and the Thomas Crowne Affair, Swindler & Son is the story of a man with a gift for larceny, forced against his will to try to do the right thing.Continue reading →
We went to a very small film festival the other night in Tribeca – an evening of independent short films, a real variety of style and subject matter. But this story stood out and I couldn’t miss passing it on. … Continue reading →
‘Saving Brinton’ is one of those magical gems that comes along every once in a while, a slow-burning delight that starts with an individual, the kind of guy we might have been lucky enough to encounter in our travels – … Continue reading →
It’s on Netflix, which is where I’m spending a lot of time now. It’s in German with subtitles -if you don’t like reading on film, get over it. This is worth the effort. ‘Babylon Berlin’ is the most expensive non-English-language … Continue reading →
In total contrast to the whining from the Trump White House, the FBI, CIA and Obama White House all acted in ways that benefited Trump’s campaign, not Hillary’s. Why on Earth would they do that?
[Because}They were all convinced Hillary would win.
And nobody wanted to give the blustering Trump–who was already complaining loudly that the election was rigged against him–any more reason to martyr himself. Nobody wanted to help him set up his own pseudo-Fox News after the election. Nobody wanted to hobble Hillary’s administration completely by looking partisan.Continue reading →
‘Icarus’, on Netflix, is a slow-burning fuse of a film. It’s sold as a sports documentary and that’s how it starts out, but the thing morphs completely along the way. Bryan Fogel, the filmmaker and a serious amateur cyclist, disillusioned … Continue reading →
Me: Xerox is gone. Claire: What? Me: Bought by Fujifilm, the name is going away forever. Claire: No, it won’t. Every time you make a ‘Xerox’ of something– Me: But you don’t, not anymore. You scan, you send an attachment, … Continue reading →
It’s a snow day. When I was a kid, snow days meant you could go outside, run around in snow up to your knees (at least) and throw snowballs at any target you thought you could hit. You could build … Continue reading →
I’ve been silent for a while and, as anyone who knows me will tell you, silence isn’t my natural state. I think, after the election, I just didn’t know what to say–and so much of what followed was so angry … Continue reading →