Belfast Wednesday, Dec 8 2021 

.

Kenneth Branagh is a brilliant director. And as I’ve said before, he’s a welcome visitor in my teepee. (Old Ladies Joke). He has done so much – acting, directing, Shakespeare that communicates. Evidentally he appears to have grown up in Belfast , Northern Ireland in the time of the “Troubles”. But this is not all violence and gore. There is definitely some of that. .But there is plenty of comic relief. It comes across as real life. Judi Dench is incredibly good as Grandma. And Grandpa was also very warmly portrayed.

And I must say I love the Irish brogue – wee this and wee that. Isn’t anything large? Well I was hugely entertained – it’s in black and white but it didn’t seem to be wrong. See it!

The young actor who portrays him growing up is also brilliant. This movie just rings true. Even in the worst of times there are times of relief with humor and high jinks.

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.

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

Maid Saturday, Oct 23 2021 

This is a great series with a newcomer at the helm. This is a woman’s film. I was happy to see that the Puget Sound area has a network of places for people who are domestically abused physically and mentally. It also sheds light on mental health problems of the homeless. It is very well written , acted and directed. This maid is very determined to see her daughter protected and cared for. The portrayal of the “maid” is the actual daughter of Andie MacDowell , Margaret Qualley. I know mom must be very proud of her accomplished daughter. Speaking of Andie MacDowell – her portrayal of the Bi Polar mother in the piece is quite accomplished also. It is definitely a stretch from her past work. Accomplished, earthy and over the top.

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.

The Guilty Thursday, Oct 7 2021 

Jake Gyllenhaal – part of a gifted acting family – deserves an Oscar nomination for this performance. There are many twists and turns in this script and a growing crescendo of angst. He is definitely up to the task. Fasten your seat belts! He plays a cop who answers 911 calls and gets really caught up in one call that takes place during an LA fire emergency.

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.

t

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.

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.

Next Page »