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March 15, 2018 – 12:52 am | One Comment

Coincidentally, without even thinking about how March is women’s history month, I’ve been mostly reading books and watching movies and TV shows written or directed by women and featuring strong female protagonists.
I’ll write about the …

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WHAT JUST HAPPENED with Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Bruce Willis

October 17, 2008 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

When I was invited last week to a screening of What Just Happened (limited release, Oct. 17), my first reaction was, “What the who?” Though the movie was directed by Barry Levinson (Diner, Rain Man) …


October 15, 2008 – 8:26 pm | 3 Comments

I watch a lot of mystery/thrillers on TV—24, The Closer, House, Monk, Burn Notice, The Mentalist, to name a few—because I enjoy trying to crack the case before the protagonists do. But even if I …

I’ve seen WATCHMEN!

October 13, 2008 – 3:53 pm | 5 Comments

OK, I haven’t seen the whole thing but I did some work on it and got to see quite a bit and what I saw was craaaaaaazy. Zack Snyder, the director, loves him some violence. …

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Reviews of New TV Shows

October 11, 2008 – 2:26 am | 6 Comments

We’re about a month into the TV season and I’ve had time to sample some of the new shows. Nothing has blown me away so far but there are a couple I found promising and …

Creative Excuses for Being Late to an Audition

October 10, 2008 – 2:02 am | No Comment

Here in L.A., auditions always seem to happen at 5 p.m. in the location that’s farthest away from you. If you live in Santa Monica, the appointment will be in Woodland Hills, which will take …

When Is It Time to Give Up a Series Character?

October 9, 2008 – 3:03 am | No Comment
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I read a lot of mystery-thrillers and in this genre, there are many series characters—Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone, Robert B. Parker’s Spenser, Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch, Robert Crais’s Elvis Cole, to …


October 8, 2008 – 11:15 pm | 6 Comments

I consider myself a pretty happy person. Of course I have my grumpy days but it takes a lot for me to stop being optimistic. So I looked forward to seeing a movie called Happy-Go-Lucky …

I’m a lemur, she’s a lemur…

October 6, 2008 – 9:32 am | 2 Comments

After I moved to L.A. many years ago, I was looking for a job when I saw an interesting ad in the Drama-Logue, a now-defunct trade paper for actors which contained casting notices.
A production company …

Who IS that actor?

October 5, 2008 – 9:10 pm | 3 Comments

Have you ever been watching a movie or TV show when an actor/actress shows up and you think, “Who IS that? S/he’s been in everything!” but for the life of you, you just can’t name them …

Review of SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK–a Charlie Kaufman experience

October 4, 2008 – 2:28 am | One Comment

I attended a screening of this movie where the writer Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Being John Malkovich) was present and I immediately wanted to write a review of it. But I …


October 4, 2008 – 12:10 am | No Comment

Since Keira Knightley plays the title role, let’s just get her out of the way. She looks gorgeous, gives a spirited portrayal of Georgiana Spencer (great-great-great-not sure how many-aunt of Princess Diana) and suffers convincingly. …

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