2019 Academy Awards Nominations

Finally, they’re here – the 2019 Academy Award nominations were announced this morning at 7:20 a.m. CST, live streamed on Oscars.org.  The event was hosted by actor Kumail Nanjiani from The Big Sick and “Black-ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross.   There really weren’t any surprises but there were a few disappointments.  Sometimes it seems that ‘the machine” gets […]

Read More 2019 Academy Awards Nominations

A Star is Born – Sous Vide Pastrami

A Star is Born begins with Jack meeting Ally.  That first night they spend the evening writing music.  Ally returns home to find a mess that her father, Lorenzo and his friends have made.  Appears that they were making sandwiches.  This is a fairly advanced recipe for pastrami, but so worth the effort.  Excellent on […]

Read More A Star is Born – Sous Vide Pastrami

A Star is Born

This is the third remake of the 1937 A Star is Born starring Frederick March and Janet Gaynor.  I also watched the 1976 version starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.  This most recent interpretation features Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.  The plot has very few variations from the Kristofferson/Streisand.  I thought the chemistry between Ally […]

Read More A Star is Born