Category Archives: movies

Gembaku no ko

Today is the 71st anniversary of the dropping of the nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. We visited there four years ago with our son who was teaching in Satsuma Sendai at the time. The many memorials and monuments to peace and nuclear non-proliferation … Continue reading

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History is turned on its head

Today is the 100th anniversary of the opening of Birth of A Nation, at Clunes Auditorium in Los Angeles. The first feature length film ever produced (three hours and ten minutes), this film was the technical and acting tour de … Continue reading

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The Force Awakens on Christmas

Ok, I love Star Wars, at least The Empire Strikes Back. I remember purchasing light sabers when they first came out right after the movie debuted some 38 years ago and separately visiting all my friends late at night, tossing … Continue reading

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Boyhood

I won’t be adding much to all the praise that has been heaped upon Boyhood. Indeed, it is a remarkable film. A fictional film that feels like a documentary. It was filmed over a 12 year period so you actually see … Continue reading

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It’s a Wonderful Life—finale

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A Lady in Search of Closure

At least that’s what JH shared with me yesterday at a July 4th celebration/ birthday party as we were catching up on our lives since the last time we saw each other. He had shared that he recently had a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Judy

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