Category Archives: Movies

Musings on movies

Us and Her

Yesterday afternoon, I went to the movies by myself and saw Spike Jonze’s Her. Starring Joaquin Phoenix as Theodore Twombly (a great name that is fittingly formal and childish), Her is the story of a man who enters into a … Continue reading

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Springsteen and I: A Review

Springsteen and I, directed by Baillie Walsh and produced by Ridley Scott, is a documentary made almost entirely of home videos, blended with some rare concert footage, that chronicles the meaning of Bruce Springsteen as told through the lens of … Continue reading

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I Heard He Killed A Man…

Last week, after having read The Great Gatsby for the first time in at least a decade, I had a dream that I went to see the movie, but in my dream, the movie was a cartoon. Granted, it had … Continue reading

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Year In Review

I love making lists. I particularly like to make “to-do” lists on sticky notes. However, I also like “best of,” “worst of,” “honorable mention,” and “recommendation” lists as well. So, with this in mind, I am compiling what I’d like … Continue reading

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Previously On…My Life Before Cable

Previously on My Life Before Cable, we saw our heroine, book in hand, down 30 pounds, with an active, though   sparsely read, blog. Tonight, we find her balled up on her sofa, kernels of cheddar popcorn clinging to her sweatpants, … Continue reading

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What Are You Watching?

The spring semester has ended (though I’m still teaching and taking a class) and summer approaches, which usually signifies, for me, the beginning of gorging on sun and books. However, this summer break, I’ve taken a different route, much to … Continue reading

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Tony Stark Is Gay: A Theory

I should begin with a disclaimer: with the exception of the very basest of facts that almost anyone would know by virtue of growing up in America and/or being deeply immersed in all things pop culture, I don’t know squat … Continue reading

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