Category Archives: Film

Feelings, Food, and Film

I watched a brief, animated video produced by BBC this morning. Entitled, “Is a Crisis a Chance to Reset the World?” It parallels what I’ve been thinking and hearing from others who want the COVID-19 pandemic to serve as a … Continue reading

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Thoughtwanderer

When Whiskey Advocate came in yesterday’s mail, I was puzzled about why I received it but pleased to have found it in my mailbox. It wasn’t long before it occurred to me that I traded DeltaMiles for the subscription (there’s … Continue reading

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Acceptable Ambivalence

The first Icelandic Netflix series, Katla (a sci-fi series) will begin shooting soon in Vík í Mýrdal, Iceland. Part of the town has already been covered in volcanic ash in preparation for filming. Þorbjörg Gísladóttir, the director of the local … Continue reading

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Molly Ivins Documentary

Last night, we had dinner with a friend. She served us wonderful chili and treated us to a documentary about Molly Ivins entitled, Raise Hell: The Life And Times Of Molly Ivins.  I have been a Molly Ivins fan for … Continue reading

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Unit 42

I just finished watching, for the second time, the first episode of the first season of Unit 42. I watched the episode several months ago and enjoyed it immensely, but somehow got sidetracked, as I am wont to do, and … Continue reading

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Film Nibbles

I watched The Angel the other night, the true story of Ashraf Marwan, who was President Nasser’s son-in-law. He was also a special adviser to Nasser’s successor, Anwar Sadat, at the same time he served as an asset to Israeli … Continue reading

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Cancer Journal 19, 2019 and Dinners and Netflix Entertainment

Yesterday, the second chemo treatment was administered. It’s a long process, beginning with “backwashing the chemo port,” as I call it. Actually, it’s just cleaning the port and, I guess, ensuring that the contents of the needle plunged into it … Continue reading

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Desierto

I watched Desierto tonight. It’s not an uplifting film. It’s an action/horror film whose premise is that a group of illegal immigrants attempting to enter the U.S. are forced to abandon the truck in which they are being transported. Because … Continue reading

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Lion

I do not follow film. I do not wait with anticipation for announcements of Oscar nominations, nor do I track predictions about which new films will be the latest and greatest contributions to filmdom. I guess that’s the reason I’d … Continue reading

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Hard Powder and the Like

I stumbled across a bit of interesting information this morning, something I want to file away as a reminder in a year or so. A film called Hard Powder, starring Liam Neeson, is being filmed in or around Vancouver, British … Continue reading

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My Revelation: A Thirteen-Year Extra-marital Affair

I am awake because threats of severe weather for our area continue around us. Earlier, we had two severe thunderstorm warnings and one tornado warning. Fortunately, those warnings have expired, but the atmosphere south and west of us looks favorable for … Continue reading

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Keeper of Lost Causes

There is no question: I have become enamored with Danish crime films. Tonight, I watched Department Q: Keeper of Lost Causes, a gritty thriller in which a troubled and troublesome homicide detective is punished for his bad behavior, after having … Continue reading

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Netflix Genre Category Listings

Netflix Genre Listings When logged in to Netflix online, click on a genre selection below to see a complete list of current Netflix titles within the genre. Action & Adventure Action & Adventure, Classic Action & Adventure, Crime Action & … Continue reading

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Another Visit to the Theatre

My foreign flick frenzy continued unabated on Tuesday evening, when I watched The Wave, (the Norwegian title for which is Bølgen).  Unlike some of the previous flicks, this one cannot be accused of being in the same state, much less the same … Continue reading

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Foreign Cinema and Series

I did not intentionally seek out foreign films and television series. It was as if the Netflix series sought me out. First, I stumbled upon Fauda (which means “chaos” in Arabic), an Israeli television series political thriller that captured my … Continue reading

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