Category: Films

The Squirrels In My Life

There were  the flying squirrels advertised for sale in the comic books I read as a boy, the ones with their arms spread and sailing through the air with the promise of making you “the kid...

A Film “Rivers and Tides”

Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time If you have ever built a sand castle and watched in fascination as the tide washed it away, piled rocks by a trail as you backpacked...

The Way Way Back

If you like movies that wallow in summers at the beach and that remind you of the feelings you had as a kid, “The Way Way Back” has a little anecdotal beach-town-charm that might appeal to anyone...

A Film Review · Dean Spandley

Of the films available this month on Netflix, Dean Spandley stands out as a gentle and reassuring film about the human condition and the healing of the deepest of wounds. As a provocative tribute...

My Life As An Actor – Portlandia # 5

Season 5 of the series Portlandia began last week and in the summer of 2014, in addition to having some of my paintings used in the series,  I was honored to be asked to be an...

Russian Ark / Movie and Review

  If the thought of viewing a beautiful idea that has been captured in a snow globe world appeals to you, the full length version of the 2002 film “Russian Ark” is now available on...

“Much Ado About Nothing”

“Much Ado About Nothing” – a film by Josh Whedon.  Shakespeare’s play, “Much Ado About Nothing,” though considered a mix of comedy and drama, encompasses the themes of heartache and loneliness, the costs of...

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“The Way Way Back”

August movie recommendation: “The Way Way Back,” Released in July 2013. If you like movies that hang on to summer and remind you of the feelings you had as a kid, “The Way Way...