Finch Monday, Nov 8 2021 

Tom Hanks continues his record of excellence in “Finch”. I’m really not a fan of armageddon type films -but in this time of Pandemic this film rings true. Also Tom always adds a touch of humanity to the proceedings – his truest friend is his dog. But he creates another friend in his creation of a robot whom he teaches to drive and to take care of his dog. The ending is sad since Tom’s character doesn’t make it to San Francisco and the Golden Gate bridge. One of my very favorite places

scenes from a marriage Thursday, Oct 7 2021 

The first thing that comes to mind is that this is extremely well acted and directed. It is so much “all there” that it is almost too painful to watch. I’m sure that it was exhausting for the actors to make. It is refreshing to see work like this that captures the elements of the original version that sheds glimmers of new light on the piece. I must say that I felt more removed from the first version – sort of like a train wreck that you’re not on. This version involves you more.

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Cry Macho Sunday, Sep 19 2021 

I don’t think that this is the best film he’s done – but this is a pleasant little film. Mr. Eastwood’s character is asked by an old friend to locate and return his son – who is somewhere in Mexico. It’s a road picture. Old man , teenage Mexican. The kindness of strangers also figures in this film in the Senora who most graciously feeds them. My favorite line is ” I can’t cure OLD”. I don’t agree with his politics – but even in advanced age – Mr. Eastwood is a fine actor and director.

Vigil Thursday, Sep 2 2021 

This is an English submarine series that is very absorbing. One of my favorite actresses – Suranne Jones, plays a policewoman detective who is sent on board to investigate a murder. The animosity between the Queen’s navy and the police doesn’t help matters. The pacing of this series is superb. Can’t wait to see the next installment!

Pig Friday, Jul 23 2021 

A lonely old hermit has taught his pet pot bellied pig to hunt out truffles in the forests of the Pacific Northwest.. This is a valuable skill and someone steals the man’s pig. This was the hermit’s only source of income. This film is shot in Portland, Oregon where I happen to live. Quite an unusual role for Nicholas Cage -he is very introverted and is obviously depressed by something that occurred in his past. The film slowly reveals the past life this man has had. There were times when I wished this character would wash his hair or take a shower. But none the less this is a tour de force for Nicholas Cage as an actor.

Clearance Sale Necklaces Sunday, Jul 18 2021 

20 inch ocean jasper necklace with lampwork $28.00

lampwork orchid pendant necklace with amethyst and coral $25 16 inch strap
19 inch pottery shard pendant necklace with lampwork and jade $30

ocean jasper necklace

20 inch strap

$28.00

orchid necklace 16 inch strap

lampwork orchid pendant

$25.00

pottery shard pendant necklace

lampwork, jade, 19 inches

$30.00

Mare 0f Easttown Saturday, May 1 2021 

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A different sort of role for Kate Winslet -a gritty , no nonsense cop. This offering is low key and almost too true to life. She is a divorcee with a lot on her mind, as her ex plans another wedding. And then a dead body shows up to complicate matters. And yet she has some budding romantic interest. And past disappearances that have yet to be solved. What’s next?

discover your inner gypsy… Wednesday, Apr 28 2021 

Yes they don’t match… that’s on purpose… the designs are the same. It’s been done before. The design however is MINE. I’m looking for a special buyer… dramatic, sexy, who can carry it off. The gold delica beads have real gold in them. Definitely a conversation piece. Sterling silver ear wires. Earrings hang 3 inches..

Gypsy statement bead woven earrings

Hang 3 inches – same design different colors.

$45.00

Land Saturday, Apr 10 2021 

An outstanding directorial and acting effort by Robin Wright. A big change in role from the First Lady in House of Cards. After a personal tragedy , a middle aged woman decides to purchase a cabin in the wilderness. She finds she is not really prepared for the demands of dealing with animals ( a bear who interrupts a trip to the outdoor privy) and the loneliness and privations of winter which is longer in the mountains. During the winter she is rescued by a man well versed in survival in the mountains. He brings a nurse in to help her regain her strength. But this really isn’t about romance. They have similar tragedies to deal with. It is a truly sincere and deep friendship that heals both of them. I really recommend this film.

Penguin Bloom Saturday, Feb 27 2021 

I invariably like Naomi Watt’s work. This is a little gem of a film. And it is based on a true story. Through the love and concern of a bird (repaying the rescue of said bird when very young).a very depressed woman and her children learn to handle all the woe and drawbacks of being wheel- chair bound. And Sam was very active before her accident – an accomplished surfer. Then the mynah bird , Penguin, enters the scene and slowly but surely wins everyone’s hearts. A great film for the kids to watch with you.

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