Monthly Archive: September, 2013

Stephen Merchant Hello Ladies Live!

This is a delightful and charming stand up routine. I am a big fan of Stephen Merchant (I especially love him in Extras). His routine is fresh and the laughter is contagious. Highlights… Continue reading

LT: The Life and Times Showtime Documentary

“All by himself, Lawrence Taylor altered the environment and forced opposing coaches and players to adapt.” Michael Lewis, The Blind Side

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

I didn’t like it the first time I saw it. I wanted to like it – very much. Gary Oldman is one of my favorite actors and he has a top-rate supporting cast… Continue reading

One Direction This is US

As a loving Aunt of a tween girl I approached our outing to ‘This is Us’ with a stiff upper lip and the conviction that, if the film was awful, it was nothing… Continue reading

Sound City

One of the most fascinating aspects of the documentary is listening to Trent Reznor elaborate on the evolution of music technology. He concedes that the “processors got faster” and the “programmers got smarter” and the tools were certainly better than anything else engineers worked with in the past 30 years. But it didn’t mean that music got better. At the core was still the human element.