By bendystraw on November 10, 2013
The first movie made in a country without movie theatres and directed by a woman where women are second class citizens would be worth seeing, regardless of how good it is. But Wadjda is good. What is it about movies with bicycles? This one features a ten-year-old Saudi Arabian girl, Wadjda, who wants nothing more […]
By bendystraw on December 16, 2012
Are we doomed to a life of lackluster multiplex movies, forced to live vicariously through tweets and Netflix recommendations from urban folks?
By bendystraw on February 17, 2011
Thoughts on the animated short films that were nominated for the 2011 Oscars.
By bendystraw on October 27, 2010
The Portland, ME leg of our New England 2010 trip.
By bendystraw on August 31, 2010
I’m a bit obsessed with Jesus Christ Superstar, especially the movie version. Carl Anderson is just too brilliant. The whole thing is brilliant. A co-worker referenced this rock opera today, resulting in a revival of my one-woman “highlights of JC Superstar” production. Previous runs of the show have been panned by my husband and cat, […]
By bendystraw on August 8, 2010
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert is best read as a travelogue, not as a story of a spiritual journey.