All posts tagged: movies

“The Queen of Versailles” part deux


if you haven’t seen The Queen of Versailles yet, you are heartily advised to do so soon. These people are a rather bizarre car wreck. You can’t look away. The drama continues… Inside Jackie Siegel’s gaudy ‘Versailles’ mansion: Bowling alley, 30-car garage and a roller-­skating rink | Mail Online.

Peter goes to Sundance


This past winter, Peter got to fulfill his movie-lover’s dream of going to the Sundance Film Festival. Of course, picture opportunities abounded for any young man with an iPhone. However, this is the only one I got sent. (On left, Peter’s soon-to-be brother-in-law Dan, on the right is Peter. In between is Tobey Maguire.) (Spiderman! Hah!)

Portrait of Jennie


For no particular reason, this morning I watched Joseph Cotten and Jennifer Jones in Portrait of Jennie. It was romantic in a way that few movies are any more. This is quite possibly because they leave sex out of it totally. You have a swirl of motion and emotion in the storm at the lighthouse, at the end of the movie. I could wax moralistic, but I think I won’t. I don’t do it very […]