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Review: The Lone Ranger

Picture a Pirates of the Caribbean movie, but instead of swashbuckling pirates hijacking ships on the high seas, substitute swashbuckling cowboys hijacking trains in the vast open range of the … Continue reading

August 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Another museum review? Not exactly…

I wasn’t going to post anything more about world war museums or sites. I figured people aren’t too interested in hearing about them, so the two reviews I’ve already written … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Review: the Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum

Since I reviewed a museum last week – the In Flanders Field Museum in Ypres – it only makes sense for me to review the museum I visited yesterday. Even … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

In Flanders Field Museum

An effective museum doesn’t just display items drily in glass cases; an effective museum gives those items meaning to the people viewing them. It entertains, but it also makes visitors … Continue reading

August 4, 2013 · 3 Comments

The not-so-Great Gatsby

  I saw The Great Gatsby a couple of weeks ago, and since then I’ve been pondering why I didn’t like it. I think I’ve got it figured out now.First … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · 2 Comments


Have you ever noticed that the fancier the restaurant, the less food there is on your plate? My husband and I went on one of our very rare visits to … Continue reading

June 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

A reluctant confession

I admit it: I enjoyed it. I liked Iron Man 3. I type this a bit sheepishly. After all, this is not an intellectual film by any measure. It’s not … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Film Review: The Big Wedding

My husband and I didn’t read any reviews before going to see The Big Wedding. We chose it because of the cast: accomplished actors like Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, … Continue reading

May 11, 2013 · 6 Comments

Rumpelstiltskin in a new jacket

The first problem with “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” is the title. I can’t remember it! I saw the film last night, but had to look up the title on … Continue reading

February 23, 2010 · 1 Comment

On having watched Avatar

(HZMP6DG3C77K) Let me start by saying that I very much enjoyed Avatar. Its combination of action, romance, sci-fi and animation is sure to appeal to just about anyone. The fact … Continue reading

December 25, 2009