the Time Travelers Wife Tuesday, May 17 2022 

This is one of the best new offerings this season, if not the best. 2 very engaging characters interact in space and time – nude and clothed – with some very jaunty dialogue. It’s a breath of fresh air. There’s so much murder and mayhem on the tube this is a great respite. And I must say the nudity is handled very tasteful showing just so much of Mr. Theo James’s physique as modesty would allow. I hope that the powers that be can keep the humor and good times rolling. Can’t wait for the next instalment!

Under the Banner of Heaven Saturday, May 7 2022 

Andrew Garfield is excellent as an LDS cop. His sidekick is a native American non-believer who tends to add some outsider thoughts to what is going on in this Utah community. A young Mormon girl from Idaho becomes engaged to a fellow who is in a rather strict Latter Day Saints family in Utah. She comes off as more level – headed than the rest of the family she is marrying into. She seeks to work for a local television station. There are a number of males in this family attracted to this newcomer. Well there is a double murder and our cop duo try to solve this.

It seems like everything is a cop drama these days, but I must say this one kept me riveted.

wecrashed Saturday, Apr 2 2022 

Hippie Dippie Business is what I would call it. But they managed for a while to get a ton of money to back up their idea. There is not a lot of footage of people working with their nose to the grindstone. Instead it looks like a never ending masquerade party – masks and all. I appreciate the acting work of all involved. An interesting look at our recent past.

My philosophy Friday, Dec 17 2021 

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Question- What makes her think she can write film reviews?? A pretty long time ago I was a theatre major at the University of Minnesota. and managed to graduate Magna Cum Laude. I took course work in acting, directing , scene design, tv acting, and visual arts. I had an English minor. I guess if I had to do it again I would have worked to get a masters of fine arts in theatre and minor in studio art. I also would have taken more acting and directing classes. In Minneapolis I designed sets for a redesigned bicycle shop- little theater – the Typist and the Tiger; Fortune and Men’s Eyes, and Loot. There was a lot of painting of walls on the set – small as the stage was. The theatre was called The Cricket Theatre.

If there’s one thing I know – I am versed in theatre history- thanks to Dr. Arthur Ballet- and his Theater Backgrounds class – a class for graduate students. My moniker for this class was Ballet’s Read ‘Em Quick- starting with the Greeks and ending with the present day. 5 plays had to be read every week and a quick analysis handed in every week. I was still an undergrad. Graduate students had more time for that.

Other professors of note – H Wesley Balk for Direction-Wendel Josal for Scene Design.

As you can probably tell – these memories are precious to me.

I haven’t done much in theatre in recent years, but I have explored graphic design and glass bead making and jewelry design.

My criteria for what I will review is:

1.The film/series must move me.

2.The film/series must have characters that involve me and grow.

3. The film/series must have a compelling story.

4. The film/series has interesting dialogue.

These are personal criteria.

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

horse lampwork pendant necklace Thursday, Oct 7 2021 

horse pendant necklace

turquoise, pipestone ,Italian glass

$40.00

For the horsewoman/cowgirl. There is nice turquoise and pipestone in the strap- 22 inches. $40.00 + shipping. People outside of the US – check with me on shipping cost.

2 new non clearance items Monday, Oct 4 2021 

Changing leaves choker $40 -pay pal – click link below

changing leaves choker 16 inches

lampwork, jasper, vintage crystal, 16 inches

$40.00

coral and lampwork and bone necklace $40

Coral and bone necklace

20 inches – coral, bone, lampwork , vintage crystal

$40.00

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