15 Great Movies that You Missed in the Last 5 Years

It’s summer, and movie theaters are starting to open back up finally!! So if you don’t make the 33% capacity cut, and you want something to watch, read on. As you know, I took a few-year hiatus from blogging, but it sure feels good to be back. In those years I didn’t report on someContinue reading “15 Great Movies that You Missed in the Last 5 Years”

Should You Watch It?: My Movie Review Podcast

There’ve been a steady stream of movies that came out this summer. Several were great, some were good, and others were extremely forgettable. I love movies so much that it’s hard to stop talking about them and dissecting them. So, in an effort to scratch that continual itch to do so, I started a podcastContinue reading “Should You Watch It?: My Movie Review Podcast”

Disappointment

“Did you know about this?” Sarabeth asked me yesterday as she held out the iPad to me. I read the headline: “Philip Seymour Hoffman, Oscar-Winning Actor, Dead at 46.”  “What?!” I said. I read that he had overdosed on heroine, then I cursed. People aren’t calling him this generation’s greatest actor out of pity for hisContinue reading “Disappointment”

George and Walt

There are two historical figures that I have great admiration for, but for different reasons. Reading their biographies over the past year has been a wonderful eye-opener to me. The first one I want to share with you is Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow. Chernow does a superb job at bringing this dusty historical heroContinue reading “George and Walt”