I Liked Divergent

My kids are on Spring Break this week. My daughter asked if we could go to the splash park."It's twenty degrees," I answered."Oh good! That means we can only do inside stuff!" she said.So, we've watched a few movies, and I'm not even going to feel bad about it.I took my older kids to see Divergent since they've already read the book, and I felt like I needed to catch up with them and see what they're thinking about.I'm not a big fan of teen lit. I started the Hunger Games … [Read more...]

“Sex is actually never not a big deal…”

"...whether in movies or in life. Sex is the joker in the deck, the infinite variable that provokes, on screen as in life, radically divergent and wildly unpredictable responses and consequences." That's Richard Brody at the New Yorker talking about a movie (Blue is the Warmest Color directed by Abdellatif Kechiche) that won awards at Cannes, as well as criticism from various corners for its depiction of rather lengthy and graphic sex scenes between two women. The movie has been banned in the … [Read more...]


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