Archives for January 2007

“Marie Antoinette”: First Impressions

I was asked for my thoughts on Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette this week, and realized that I haven't posted any remarks about the film at all. First of all... I loved it. So far, all of the negative reviews I've read have made it very clear that the reviewers were interested in something else entirely... a traditional historical epic, or something more exciting and dramatic and suspenseful.Those that loved it are busy discussing what Coppola has done: She's crafted something like a long … [Read more...]

21 Grams (2003)

UPDATE 2007: Now that I've met Alejandro González Iñárritu, I'm a bigger fan of the man. He's thoughtful, devoted to his family, eloquent, approachable, and passionate about excellence.But that doesn't make me like 21 Grams any more than I did before. I greatly admire Amores Perros, the first film in his "human beings are miserable all around the world" trilogy. And Babel is even better, one of the best films of 2006. But 21 Grams was severely over-acted, and the storylines were implausible t … [Read more...]

An update on "Through a Screen Darkly"

The book is finished!Proofreading is done.The front and back cover are complete.I'm told that printed copies do, at long last, exist. … [Read more...]

“Children of Men”: A Mother’s Perspective

Here's an intriguing response to Children of Men that was posted by Jen Zug (who blogs here) over at … [Read more...]