Archive for the “On Screen & Stage” category

Wendy Whelan | “Restless Creature”

by Glenn on February 17, 2020

I seem to be a fan of documentaries that show people who are unusually devoted to the pursuit of artistic excellence. Years ago I watched Pianomania, about a Viennese piano tuner—actually more of a piano “preparer” because there is so (…)

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Three Murders and Some Thoughts on the Authorial Voice on Screen

by Glenn on April 11, 2018

The first book I finished reading this year was Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. I have seen three adaptations of the film for the screen.

Movie Review: “Kingsman: The Secret Service”

by Glenn on March 14, 2015

On Sunday we watched Kingsman: The Secret Service. I left the theater scratching my head and days later I’m still scratching my head. What was that?

Castle problems

by Glenn on February 17, 2015

There were a couple of things I didn’t like in last night’s Castle episode (ABC, Season 7, Episode 15: “Reckoning”). I write as a fan and not for purposes of snark. Visual sleight-of-hand in television is, among other things, annoying. (…)

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Romeo and Juliet, 2013 Edition

by Glenn on February 8, 2015

A (relatively) new film version of Romeo and Juliet (IMDB information here) has been out for some time. I watched it this weekend. Some first thoughts:

The Imitation Game and what makes a great movie [Updated]

by Glenn on January 27, 2015

I found myself a little bugged the other day. I watched a film, The Imitation Game, that I really enjoyed. Principally it was the story of Alan Turing who, with his team of brainy math and cypher people, cracked the (…)

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Film Review: The Imitation Game

by Glenn on January 19, 2015

We got to see The Imitation Game last weekend and I really enjoyed it. I can’t claim any credentials as a film reviewer but I can recommend this film. There were three aspects of The Imitation Game  I thought were (…)

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Sing-A-Long Sound of Music

by Glenn on September 29, 2014

Nancy and I attended a Sing-A-Long Sound of Music Saturday night at Cinema 21 in NW Portland. It was delightful, to borrow a Nancyism, a very enjoyable evening. The young lady who hosted was exceptional. (A few years ago, I (…)

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