Commentary on the Importance of Adventure

One of the down sides to the aging process is the tendency to exclude adventure from our lives.

Oscars Best Short Film, Live Action Nominees

The five nominated films in this category are an interesting collection. Two of them deal with the immigration issue that is haunting so many countries other than the United States.


There is not a single upside to this disastrous film, and I can’t believe that Mr. McAvoy will list this on his resume.

Oscar Predictions for 2017

Once again, the Oscars are upon us, and it’s time that I stare into my admitted fuzzy crystal ball. I wouldn’t go to Vegas and bet on my predictions, but I’m not afraid… Continue reading

You’re on Your Own at the Theater for a Week

First of all, we survived a splendid snowmobiling trip to Yellowstone, though my grandchildren still believe that I put their lives in danger.

The Founder

When I watched this movie, I remembered going to McDonald’s the first time as a kid and ordering multiple hamburgers. This is a movie about the flaws inherent in our American free market… Continue reading

2017 Oscar-nominated Animated Shorts

For me, it was relatively easy to pick the Oscar winner. Pixar brings us a lovely little film, but I hope that their powerful influence does not guide them to an Oscar deserved… Continue reading


I loved Mr. Jarmusch’s romantic vampire film Only Lovers Left Alive (2013), and this one dances in the same category.


Tribute to Mary Tyler Moore, John Hurt and Barbara Hale