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Foreign Films: Why does Hollywood always re-make perfectly good movies?

(The Secret in their Eyes stars Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts. Publicity) I am on a foreign film kick. The Argentine film The Secret in their Eyes won the Oscar for Foreign Film in 2010. It is about a retired attorney […]

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Foreign Films: Why does Hollywood always re-make perfectly good movies?

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(The Secret in their Eyes stars Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts. Publicity) I am on a foreign film kick. The Argentine film The Secret in their Eyes won the Oscar for Foreign Film in 2010. It is about a retired attorney […]

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Goodbye to language – Godard in 3D

Jean-Luc Godard has made close to 50 films. The first one, Breathless, was in 1960 and started off the French New Wave by breaking the rules. In his latest

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Remembering 1989 and the world going crazy

This poster hangs in my living room. It says: 26 March 1989 – election of the People’s Deputies USSR Our main mandate: the care of the individual Let me say this, 1989

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Timbuktu – not just a movie – a real place full of history

Last weekend I went to see the Oscar nominated film Timbuktu. When I was little I thought Timbuktu was a mythical place. Whenever I heard the word, it seemed to

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MisAdventure in San Francisco 1974

Heaven’s plane was due in from L.A. at 2:10 p.m. and we told him we’d pick him up between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. so we headed toward the

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The Color Purple: The Musical returns to Broadway

Alice Walker’s novel, The Color Purple, was published in 1982 and she won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Fiction in 1983. Walker was born

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Seizing opportunities: My father’s incredible life

My father turns 95 this week. We were talking over lunch yesterday and he said it was really incredible to him to think about all the things he has

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Culture Shock: Get over It!

I recently read a book on culture shock and have been thinking about it lately. Since I just moved, I am having my own mini version of culture shock,

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Food and Beer with some other stuff thrown in – My Week

I had an interesting week. After spending 12 years in the DC area and never going out or doing anything (at least very rarely), I now have a blooming

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Frozen Minnehaha: Baby it’s cold outside

It is the January thaw in Minneapolis, currently in the 30’s F. After being in the deep freeze the temperature usually rises for a week or two and then

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