TIFF Day #2

We started Day 2 of TIFF with a trip to the Member’s Box Office to exchange tickets.  We were pleasantly surprised how smoothly that went, so we walked to The Burger Priest on Adelaide.  They now offer a Keto bun, so we decided to give it a try on their California burger. The bun was okay but too small for […]

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Blackkklansman

I saw Blackkklansmen at the Bangor Mall Cinema 10 in Bangor, ME.  It is a nice theater with recliners.  John David Washington, son of Denzel, plays Ron Stallworth. I thought he was very stilted and uncomfortable in the beginning, but he loosened up.  Maybe he was supposed to be that self-conscious since he was the […]

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S’more Macarons

Wikipedia states that macarons, not to be confused with macaroons, were introduced by the chef of Catherine de Medicis in 1533 at the time of her marriage to the Duc d’Orleans who became king of France in 1547 as Henry II.  Made from egg whites, they come in many colors and flavors.  Colette is set […]

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TIFF Day 1

The Toronto Film Festival has begun.  This year we were able to see 2 movies our first day, both were world premiers! Greta Our Rating for Greta Our first movie was Greta screened at the Ryerson Theatre.  When we showed up the line was around the block.  Although we had tickets and knew we would have […]

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Colette

We saw Colette at Sundance this spring.  It is also screening at TIFF 2018.  It is a biopic about the early life of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, a Pulitzer prize nominated author.  It portrays her family life in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye, in Burgundy France and her married life in Paris.  At the age of 20 she  marries Henry Gauthier-Villars, […]

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Blaze

Blaze Foley (Ben Dickey)  wanted to be a legend, not just a star.  This film could make him the legend he always wanted to be. So why did he sabotage his life? Isn’t this the question asked of all with mental illness and addiction?  The story of Blaze’s life is told through the framework of […]

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Dumplings

One of the more down to earth activities in Crazy Rich Asians was when the family got together to make dumplings for the rehearsal dinner.  They even had a couple of different sayings to remember how to make the dumplings.  One was about putting the baby in the bed, tucking it in and kissing it […]

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Crazy Rich Asians

I went to see Crazy Rich Asians at the Entertainment Cinema in Edgartown, MA (Martha’s Vineyard).  It is a cute, older theater with only two screens.  I liked this movie very much.  I didn’t read the book, so I had no idea what I was in for.  I also didn’t miss anything that was left […]

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Dallas Jewish Film Festival 2018

The 22nd Annual Dallas Jewish Film Festival will run from September 4 – 27, 2018.  All movies will be show at the Studio Movie Grill Spring Valley.  For tickets, please visit the Dallas Jewish Film Festival site. Movie Schedule: The Testament Tuesday, September 4 @ 7 pm Trailer Principle Cast Ori Pfeffer, Rivka Gur, Hagit Dasberg Director […]

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