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Amy Winehouse, Woody Allen

A few film notes: “Amy,” a documentary on the singer Amy Winehouse (2015), Woody Allen, “Irrational man” (2015) —————————————————————————————- “Amy,” a 2015 Br. documentary (dir. Asif Kapadia), on the English pop/soul/jazz singer, Amy Winehouse (1983-2011). Amy Winehouse was an extraordinary... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Oliver Sacks’ “On the Move” and the Obligation of the Teacher

I knew vaguely of Oliver Sacks’ books beginning 20-30 years ago but didn’t get seriously interested in reading him until recently. A few months ago I wrote about the eminent, much-admired clinical neurologist regarding his much-noticed New York Times op-ed... Continue Reading →

Ex Machina: Movie or Film?

Film critique: “Ex machine,” or Real Boy meets Singularity Girl In my continuing effort to be up-to-date with the culture I went to see the new movie, “Ex machina.” Loyal readers will remember the distinction between a movie and a... Continue Reading →

Fifty Shades of Grey: Cinderella With Whips and Chains

Fifty Shades of Grey is a hilarious movie. I was going to write profoundly hilarious but nothing about Shades is profound. It’s an erotic sado-masochist fantasy in which the audience, according to reports and my own quick look around the... Continue Reading →

‘American Sniper’: A Cowboys and Indians Tale

In 2006, Clint Eastwood’s film Letters from Iwo Jima received many awards, some for Eastwood as the director, others as best picture of the year. Letters is told as a flashback to the battle of Iwo Jima in 1944, provoked... Continue Reading →

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