Book Review

  • Little Movies Everywhere

    Little Movies Everywhere

    Having read the best-selling novel two years ago, I was looking forward to seeing this film. After all, nothing is more entertaining than reading about a rich family falling down a dark rabbit hole.

  • Placing a Red Bow on Downton Abbey

    Why Some Stories Don’t Need a Reboot “So,” I said, turning to my friend as the credits rolled up the movie screen. “Did you like it?” The “it” I was referring to, was the movie adaptation of Downton Abbey, the British TV series broadcast as part of PBS Masterpiece Theatre. The series ran for six […]

  • Storytelling through the Eyes of a Child

    Why Graphic Novels Work I just finished reading Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic— a graphic memoir written by Alison Bechdel. An insightful fast-read, Fun Home follows a young girl as she dodges the pitfalls of her dysfunctional family (is there any other kind?) while navigating through the currents of her sexual awakenings. This award-winning graphic […]

  • The Glass Castle Review

    And what the movie got wrong. When I look at the Jackson Pollock painting, Autumn Rythm, I see a frantic chorus of dancing energy. Some fans of his work see a darker tone in the brushstrokes, while others call B.S., seeing his creative effort as gimmicky and without merit. No one viewpoint is right or […]