Category Archives: Film

Review: Obselidia

I agree with Virginia Woolf who said that nothing thicker than a knife’s blade separates happiness from melancholy. My favorite films waver between humor and sadness and take my imagination to surprising places. I recently discovered a gem of a … Continue reading

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Review: The Woman with the Five Elephants

The Woman with the Five Elephants Director, Vadim Jendreyko Country: Switzerland/German Released 2010 Svetlana Geier, the subject of Vadim Jendreyko’s documentary The Woman with the Five Elephants, is an example of how one’s passion can bring order out of chaos. … Continue reading

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Now begin the Twelve Days of Christmas culminating in Twelfth Night, the feast of the Epiphany, a celebration of the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles.  Since I am not particularly religious, I am inclined on these cold, quiet, reflective … Continue reading

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No One Decides

What makes a movie unforgettable? I started thinking about that recently after watching an engrossing six-hour film over three consecutive evenings. The Best of Youth (La Meglio Gioventù) directed by Marco Tullio Giordana originally aired in 2003 as a miniseries … Continue reading

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