Category Archives: movie recommendation

Stay Warm With Beasts and Words On DVD

I don’t know what the weather’s like where you are—sounds like it’s getting pretty wild all over—but up here in MN it’s well below goose-egg today.  We don’t ask for sympathy.  “Cold enough for ya?” we ask each other in … Continue reading

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Seven Psychopaths and a Dozen Roses

It’s my birthday!  Well, it is as I write this on November 8.  My wonderful agent sends me roses every year, and this year they’re the color of sunrise.  (That’s actually sunset in the background, off my deck.)  Anyone know … Continue reading

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The Mighty Meryl Streep Carries “The Iron Lady”

I love a good movie almost as much as a good book.  In both cases good writing is essential—the basic and absolutely essential requirement—but beyond that, for me, there’s one more necessity for a movie, and that’s good performances.  Just … Continue reading

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Two Books and a Movie

I look for some of the same qualities in a movie that I expect in a book—interesting story, engaging dialogue, depth of character—with the added attraction of a great cast.  The Ides Of March has it all, but it was … Continue reading

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Kathleen On "Atonement"

I’ve been waiting for this one. The limited release dragged on, and I was afraid I was going to have to drive tona (that’s many in Lakota, pronounced dona) miles to see it. Finally this weekend, it’s in general release. … Continue reading

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