The Hunger Games: satisfying not satiating

When I picked up a copy of Suzanne Collins book “The Hunger Games” I had high hopes. The novel was highly recommended to me by friends, colleagues, and even my former students (all tweens). After reading all three books and seeing the recently released film I’m left feeling satisfied, but with little else. Lengthy, but … Continue reading

The Lorax: A review you thneed to read

I think it must be especially challenging to take a beloved book and translate it to film. I think it must be an even a greater undertaking to adapt a highly praised and cherished children’s book that is shorter than a novella (to say the least) into an 86 minute 3D feature. That is to … Continue reading

(When I went) Haywire: A Review

I would not have seen Steven Soderbergh’s latest film, Haywire, if it hadn’t been for the review I happened to catch on NPR. The review made the film sound stylish, original and thoughtfully executed (which is not how the trailer portrayed the film with its’ clips of violence and over-the-top music). So I bought a ticket and hoped for … Continue reading

The girl who watched The Dragon Tattoo

I am not someone who believes you should read the book before you watch the movie, or that you should read the book after the movie. Books and films are two separate mediums and I consider them to be two separate art forms and should be judged on their own merits. Having said that, when … Continue reading

What I spied in Tinker Tailor

              Last night I caught the 9:25 showing of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, a film I had been wanting to see for quite some time. The last movie I caught in theaters was a New Year’s Eve showing of Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol in a giant IMAX theater … Continue reading

The movies of my 2011

  This time last year I decided to record all of the movies I watched, how I watched them, and the number of times I had seen the particular film. The list below is a concise recording of every film I watched from beginning to end, no matter how much I love or hate to … Continue reading

The End & The Beginning

“There is a persistent sense that cinema imitates the movement of the mind, that there is a correspondence (however elusive) to be discovered between psyche and cinema. “ ~ Vicky Lebeau, author of Psychoanalysis and Cinema: The Play of Shadows Welcome! It’s the end of the year and the beginning of this blog – a space … Continue reading