“Transparent” is Willing to Take on the Actual Complexity that is in Each of Us When it Comes (no pun) to Our Sexual Lives

Transparent is great! Jill Soloway, the show's writer and director/creator is brilliant.If Amazon’s book-selling success scares some writers imagine what lovers of Netflix and HBO will do now that Amazon’s binge series, Jill Soloway’s Transparent , has turned out to be a work of genius?Transparent  is the best thing on TV or in movie houses right now. Period.Maura (Jeffrey Tambor), has been living as a woman. But he/she hasn’t told her three grown children: Sarah (Amy Landecker), mom … [Read more...]

Peter Jackson May Look a Bit Like a Hobbit But Don’t Let That Fool You: He’s Hollywood All the Commercialized Way

The debacle that is the movie version of The Hobbit, part one, reminds me of an old story that Dr. C Everett Koop told me over drinks just after he became Ronald Reagan's Surgeon General. "When I was surgeon in chief at Philadelphia Children's Hospital,” Koop said, “a lot of my work was fixing mistakes made by other doctors before the kids were sent my way. We used to get a lot of botched circumcisions. I remember one where they left everything they should have taken and took what they should hav … [Read more...]


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