Good Luck to You Leo Grande Monday, Jun 27 2022 

Emma Thompson plays an uptight widow who decides she wants the attentions of a sex worker. She lucked out with a very attractive , patient and unflappable male for hire. She is quite nervous and uneasy as I would imagine anyone would be. She is a woman who had a very non passionate sex life with her deceased husband. Leo Grande does all he can to calm her and doesn’t force the issue. By the fourth encounter she has blossomed and we get to see Leo’s vulnerability and past. It’s a satisfying film. for adults, of course. Fine acting and writing.

1883 Monday, Jan 24 2022 

Sometimes I think we have it pretty rough in the present day what with Covid and all . But I’m glad I’m not living in 1883. Rudimentary birth control- Rampant disease – The role of women was much more limited – travel across country was on horse or wagon train – Bandits and Native Americans after those who had a lot to deal with just to cross a river safely. Sam Elliot is very very good as the melancholic wagon train master – I also like Tim McGraw and Faith Hill and Isabel May. Isabel does a very good job of showing a budding woman with a mind of her own who can wrangle cattle with the best of them.

the mourning Morning Show Thursday, Nov 25 2021 

I thought the acting in “scenes from a marriage” was almost too painful to watch -but I must say the last 2 episodes of the “Morning Show” were definitely of that character. It hit really close to home. The death of the past announcer felt like a death in the family. Jennifer Aniston is very skilled at drawing the viewer in to her problems and I mean the last episode with Aniston’s character talking directly to the audience roasting from a fever that was Covid 19 – well, it left me speechless. Not too many shows are focusing on the Pandemic – but this one really dealt with it most effectively.

Here today…. Thursday, Nov 25 2021 

I love Billy Crystal…. But we all are getting on in years. There are lots of laugh out loud moments in this film about the memory loss of a comedy writer. Tiffany Haddish deserves a shout out as the person who agrees to be his caregiver and she is a breath of fresh air. Tune in , you will be glad you did.

Simply Elegant Mistletoe Necklace Thursday, Nov 11 2021 

It’s getting to be that time of year again. The medallion is my design and is bead woven. There is a number of Swarovski crystals in this piece.16 inch choker with sterling silver toggle clasp . The medallion loosely reminds me of mistletoe . Not a flashy piece , but a simply elegant one

Mistletoe choker

beadwoven medalliion choker with Swarovski crystals and vintage beads in the strap

$30.00

Ndebele weave choker w earrings Thursday, Oct 7 2021 

16 inch choker -earrings hang about 1 and 3/4 inch

Ndebele weave choker and earrings

16 inch choker and earrings – sterling silver ear wires

$45.00

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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the starling Monday, Sep 27 2021 

I have read some negative reviews – but I liked this film. It is an unapologetic story of loss .

I even shed a tear at the end. I’m a Kevin Kline fan from way back. And I like Melissa McCarthy. No one takes themselves too seriously – it is all down – played. And the therapists get their just deserts.

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!

Jappeloup Saturday, Jul 3 2021 

I’m really into horse films it seems. And this one does not disappoint. A true story of the French horse who won the gold medal in the Olympics. Hard won win. Seeing a horse jump is poetry in motion. And after all that flying over hurdles – there is a water impediment to conquer too. Life wasn’t always easy for Jappeloup – he gets a disease (not fatal )that prevents him from being sold – and at one point his horse trailer catches on fire. But all’s well that ends well. Good watching for kids and adults as well. Size does not matter – Jappeloup is a smaller horse with a big heart.

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