Our friend, Ranjana Chopra, recently invited us to see an Indian movie in her lovely home.  We chose Dangal, a biopic about Mahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters, Geeta and Babita.  Mahavir (Aamir Khan) is a former wrestler who had to forego his sport to support his family.  Even though he is living out his […]

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Certain Women

There are several food scenes in Certain Women.  The Rancher and Beth met a few times at a local diner.  This is one of my favorite recipes.  I wanted something good to come from reviewing this movie.  This is easy for a group and quick to make on the spur of the moment.  I used […]

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Certain Women

Certain Women premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2016.  This movie is the poster child for the women’s parity movement.  It has a female director, writer, and editor in Kelly Reichardt and excellent female leads.  I have always found the intersection of unrelated lives an interesting premise.  The vignettes were slow and plodding and I […]

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Eighth Grade

We missed this film when it premiered at Sundance 2018, where it was an Audience Award winner.  I enjoyed this movie, many scenes reminded of drama with my own daughter.  Kayla Day (Elsie Fisher) is a shy 14 year old girl (voted Most Quiet) that is completing her last week of Eighth Grade.  She has […]

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LA Film Festival

Official Website:  Los Angeles Film Festival The LA Film Festival is an annual film festival held in September in Los Angeles, California. It showcases independent, international, feature, documentary and short films, as well as web series, music videos, episodic television and panel conversations. Since 2001 it has been run by the non-profit organization Film Independent, which […]

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Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Official Website:  Karlovy Var International Film Festival The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czech: Mezinárodní filmový festival Karlovy Vary) is a film festival held annually in July in Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad), Czech Republic. The Karlovy Vary Festival is one of the oldest in the world and has become Central and Eastern Europe’s leading film event. 2019 Dates:  TBA Winners:  TBA 2018 Dates: June 29 – July 7, 2018 […]

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Chicago International Film Festival

Official Website:  Chicago International Film Festival The Chicago International Film Festival is an annual film festival held every fall. Founded in 1964 by Michael Kutza, it is the longest-running competitive film festival in North America. Its logo is a stark, black and white close up of the composite eyes of early film actresses Theda Bara, Pola Negri and Mae Murray, set as repeated frames in […]

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Biscuits and Honey

After seeing Christopher Robin, all we can think of is HONEY!  Honey is spilled, eaten, and walked through.   Winnie the Pooh, the bear with very little brain, is totally focused on honey.  One of our favorite treats is a warm biscuit with butter and honey.  This is a family recipe which is perfect since this […]

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Christopher Robin

We saw Christopher Robin at a sneak preview courtesy of the Walt Disney Company.  This movie will not appeal to everyone.  It is not really a children’s movie and may be a little slow for those who don’t have a history with the books.  If you are a fan of the Milne books, this is […]

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English Muffins

Ethan Hunt has little time for even a snack in Mission: Impossible – Fallout.  He is constantly on the go in Paris, London and Kashmir.  I think he would have loved an English muffin while he was standing on top of the Tate Modern.   I love them with butter and raspberry jam, always a winner […]

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