Posts Categorized: Arts & Culture

Olive Kitteridge

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OK, so I’m a few days late after promising this post last week, but I have to ask: Have you watched Olive Kitteridge? There’s no doubt you’ve heard of it. It totally cleaned up at this year’s Emmy Awards. My good friend was in town and we decided to crush all four hour-long episodes in one… Read more »

Show Me a Hero

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Are you watching Show Me A Hero on HBO? It’s only six episodes — and I am doing my best to savor each one (seriously, I would watch season after season of this show). Here’s why: 1. It’s New York-specific. The plot follows the true story of Nick Wasicsko, the mayor of Yonkers, New York in the 1980s,… Read more »

I’m on a Cary Grant kick

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Over the past week, I’ve watched two Cary Grant films that I had never seen before: To Catch a Thief and Arsenic and Old Lace. I didn’t intend to have such a Cary Grant-themed week — but after watching one (and remembering how much I loved North by Northwest and Charade and Vertigo), it got me researching…and off to the video store I… Read more »

The weekend is here!

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Happy weekend, my darling readers! What do you have planned for the next couple of days off? Matt and I are going to this hilarious-looking play that’s a spoof on Jurassic Park. We got our tickets months ago — I can’t wait! Wishing you a wonderful and relaxing weekend ahead. Here, to get it started right, a… Read more »

A cute film about modern love

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As you know, the video store in my neighborhood is the best. It’s the main way I stumble across films that I might not have heard about otherwise simply by scanning the shelves. Case in point: 5 to 7. This cute movie stars Anton Yelchin and Berenice Marlohe, and features pop-up (and hilarious) appearances by Glenn Close, Olivia Thirlby and Frank Langella. It’s… Read more »