Books: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Namita Gokhale and The Big Lebowski

Reading books has become something of a luxury in these modern times. I managed to snatch some time during the year to read a few books. Here are a few that I enjoyed reading and are mentioned in no particular order. Not all the books were published in 2017. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 84, is… Continue Reading


FILM NOTES: LADY BIRD

I did not know what to expect from filmmaker Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird. I missed multiple screening opportunitiesto see the film. I deliberately skipped reading the reviews since I wanted to discover for myself what the film was about. Finally, a few days ago I watched the film and came away thinking what a beautiful… Continue Reading


HAPPY NEW YEAR

Wish  you all a wonderful and happy 2018. Stay kind.


FILM NOTES: ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD

For 132 minutes I was totally absorbed in watching Ridley Scott’s All The Money In The World. David Scarpa’s screenplay is strong and effective and is inspired by a true story. If ever there was a tale to tell this was it was the first thought that popped in my head when the end credits… Continue Reading


VIDEO: DIRECTOR PAUL MCGUIGAN ON FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL, BARBARA BROCOLLI & ANNETTE BENING

We spoke with director Paul McGuiganabout his new film Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool and working with Annette Bening and producer Barbara Broccoli of the James Bond franchise fame.We also spoke with McGuigan about directing the first few episodes of Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool is… Continue Reading


VIDEO: NASHVILLE HONEYMOON ON THEIR DEBUT ALBUM & MUSIC OF BAKERSFILED

Nashville Honeymoon is a San Francisco Bay area band founded by Hank Maninger and Lynne Maes. We talk to Maninger & Maes about their debut album  It’s NashvilleHoneymoon Time and the various musical influences that informed their music. Maes wrote most of the lyrics in the album. They are accompanied by Kurt Ribak on bass and Les… Continue Reading