Top Ten: Angela Lansbury Performances

Happiest of happy birthdays to darling Dame Angela, a true living legend and top 5 all-time actress for me, who absolutely lights up the screen (and stage) every single time she is on it, and who radiates such warmth and kindness and joy in everything she does in a way that only she can. She…

Trailer Alert: Bombshell

While Jay Roach is, as general matter, NOT my cup of tea (though I’ve occasionally enjoyed things he’s been associated with), Bombshell seems to be shaping up to be the actress showcase of the year, and my body is READY for that. TBD whether it is actually the kind of feminist manifesto I’m hoping it…

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

Something about October brings out the Anne Shirley in me, so I often find myself revisiting Anne of Green Gables (both the books and the original Canadian mini-series from 1985) around this time of year (even though, in some ways, it’s more a summer story to me), and always, always, I find in it all…

Fall 2019 Theater Wrap-Up (Updating)

Bella Bella TBD Betrayal Terrific. Zawe Ashton is the business. The Height of the Storm TBD The Inheritance TBD The Rose Tattoo TBD Slave Play Phenomenal. The Sound Inside Hm. This as a whole didn’t work for me, but, I liked a lot of the ideas, and there are some memorable moments, and Mary Louise…

Criterion First Watches, October 2019

Three Colors: Blue Three Colors: White Three Colors: Red Le Rayon Vert La Double Vie de VĂ©ronique Chungking Express Breathless Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles xx JB