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Show + Tell: Little Women Film

Show + Tell: Little Women

A phrase that gets used often about the book Little Women is “much-loved.” And that’s fine, as far as it goes. But saying that Louisa May Alcott’s story of the four March daughters making their way through their teen years in Civil War-era Concord, Massachusetts is much loved is like saying that Elvis has loyal fans. The reality is much richer. Read More Read More
Show + Tell: Varda by Agnès Film

Show + Tell: Varda by Agnès

The movie, Varda by Agnès, is a summation by Varda of her own creative life. It’s full of documentary insights into the course of her career, her philosophy of storytelling, and story after wonderful story of her experiences as a uniquely collaborative filmmaker. Read More Read More
Show + Tell: Parasite Show & Tell

Show + Tell: Parasite

The major impression I’ve taken away from all the reading I’ve done is that Parasite is just plain good. By all accounts, we won’t leave the theater as the same people we were when we walked in. And that kind of unsettling experience is a major reason to go to the movies. Read More Read More
Show + Tell: Pain and Glory Show & Tell

Show + Tell: Pain and Glory

Pain and Glory is a story of an aging film director who is worried about whether his health will let him keep making movies. It’s about as close to an autobiographical film as Almodovar has ever made, although he cautions that it’s a mistake to take it as the literal gospel. Read More Read More
Show & Tell: The Farewell Show & Tell

Show & Tell: The Farewell

It’s always interesting when a movie says that it’s “based on real events,” because movie buffs (like me) can do a little research and uncover the events, giving me a chance to criticize the movie on a whole new level. No matter how tangled the events, I can usually count on Hollywood to oversimplify the storyline and wrap things up with a reality-flavored bow. Read More Read More
Show + Tell: Booksmart Show & Tell

Show + Tell: Booksmart

The movie is Booksmart, the story of two high school academic superstars on the eve of graduation who suddenly realize that they’ve been so responsible and goal-oriented that they’ve missed much of the fun their friends were having. Expect plenty of laughs, some heart-tugging moments, and even a few tears. Read More Read More
Show & Tell: Echo in the Canyon Show & Tell

Show & Tell: Echo in the Canyon

Well, summer is in full swing, my tomato plants are catching up after a slow start and I finally got my feet into the ocean today. And to make things even better The Music Hall is serving up some very tasty movies for our dining and dancing pleasure. Read More Read More

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