Mary Shelley

We have been stalking Mary Shelley on IMDB since we stood in a rush line at the Toronto International Film Festival last year. It is now streaming on Amazon Prime (pay per view).  This is a movie about a lonely young girl, brought up by her socially broadminded widowed father.  Missing her mother, she is […]

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For much of Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot  Joaquin Phoenix’s John Callahan doesn’t seem to really care about anything.  He’s spends a lot of time scrounging for liquor or yelling at passersby.   His house is a mess, with scattered pizza boxes everywhere.  This recipe is for a much better pizza.  You can […]

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Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot

  Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot is a biopic about John Callahan’s journey from despair to joy through caustic cynicism.  He starts out as a careless young man who doesn’t let tragedy or addiction slow him down.  The scenes where he is wheeling around Portland are unnerving but illustrate his lack of […]

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Cannes Film Critics Week

Official Website: Created in 1962 by the French Union of Film Critics as a parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival, La Semaine de la Critique focuses on discovering new talents, revealing first and second feature films. Such directors as Jacques Audiard, Alejandro González Iñarritu, Ken Loach, François Ozon, Wong Kar Wai or in more […]

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Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival (/kæn/; French: Festival de Cannes), named until 2002 as the International Film Festival (Festival international du film) and known in English as the Cannes Film Festival, is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries from all around the world. Founded in […]

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Cinnamon Cookies

Cinnamon cookies played a big part in The Cakemaker.  Oren brought the cookies back to his wife and son.  Thomas made the cookies (and many other treats) to help Anat’s restaurant.  The baking scenes were very sensual, you really felt that Thomas cooked with love.   After watching the movie, all I wanted were cinnamon cookies […]

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The Cakemaker

The Cakemaker is a film where actions speak are more effective than words.   The triangle between Thomas, a German baker and Oren and Anat, an Isreali couple, is well told.  It is a story that allows that love is fluid and everyone deals with pain in their own way.  Thomas uses his baking skills to […]

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Sorry to Bother You

Since Sorry To Bother You opened at Sundance 2018 it has been touted as this year’s Get Out.  I found it to be less powerful because it is set in an alternate universe.  This film has a lot to say and is fairly funny in the beginning.  I don’t understand why Danny Glover’s character didn’t […]

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Hungarian Noodles and Cabbage

The beginning of 1945 shows us the Town Clerk glad handing with the townspeople who are working hard to prepare for his son’s wedding.  He takes a break for lunch.  Not wanting to spoil his appetite for the wedding dinner he just asks for noodles – they looked pretty filling to me.   This would be […]

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