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No one should have to tell you to stick up for your kids. No one should have to tell you that your children’s safety is more important than your own, … Continue reading

May 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

FAST AND FURIOUS 6, starring Dwayne Johnson and smaller people

Nothing in this review should be taken to denigrate or otherwise diminish the amazingness of what Dwayne Johnson looks like. That said, here’s a movie about cars going fast and … Continue reading

May 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

EPIC with Christoph Waltz, etc.

What’s a mother to do? Your kids want to see a movie and you have no objection except that it looks “dumb”? I went. It was fine. It was kind … Continue reading

May 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

DOWN CAME THE RAIN by Brooke Shields

The beautiful, educated, sophisticated, talented actress Brooke Shields had a baby she’d longed for with the husband of her dreams who adored her. She looked at her daughter and didn’t … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

BRAVE GIRL EATING by Harriet Brown

Brave Girl Eating (William Morrow, 2010) by Harriet Brown is a mother’s memoir of her daughter Kitty’s struggle with anorexia. Having read this book, I will never again look at … Continue reading

May 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS, starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto

In the 2009 Star Trek movie, which we’ll call Alternate Reality, we rejoiced because they’d gotten it right. They took our old friends and re-made them perfectly. Perfectly cast, perfectly … Continue reading

May 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

THE GREAT GATSBY, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and Tobey Maguire

By ten minutes into this movie, I wanted to leave. By fifteen minutes in, I was gripping the arm rests to keep myself from rushing out. I felt like I’ve … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

IRON MAN 3, starring Robert Downey, Jr.

I’m sitting here on this couch because I just made an awesome movie that is going to print money for me until the end of time. Even middle-aged women in … Continue reading

May 5, 2013 · Leave a comment


I recently joked with my law school classmates, that, having been in Fundy schools since kindergarten, I’ve been drinking Kool-Aid since 1966. It isn’t true, is it? Because it wasn’t … Continue reading

May 5, 2013 · 2 Comments


No, I’m not courageous. Forging ahead when you have something to lose, or when the power you are speaking truth to can hurt you, is courageous. Speaking truth to power … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · 9 Comments