Now I’m going to talk about my favorite movies I saw this year. To qualify, the movie must have been seen in a movie theater. So I have also included movies here that are not new but reshown (usually at the Music Box or Gene Siskel) Peggy Guggenheim Art Addict This documentary talks about the […]Read More Best Movies of 2016
My next list of top media for the year will be movies. Now, it will be readily apparent that I have not seen many films this year. Again, these are based on movies that I have seen and rated an A or higher. I do exclude movies I saw the small screen. Maybe next year. […]Read More Almost Top Ten Movies of 2015
This Saturday, March 28th, will be the 8th annual International SWAN Day. SWAN stands for Support Women Arts Day. All over the country and world, groups are getting together to celebrate women artists. This is an issue close to my heart. You can read more about the history of the day here: http://www.womenarts.org/swan/ So leading […]Read More Part 1: SWAN Week
So to continue the theme of awesome things in Chicago, I’m going to talk about three things going on right now. You can still catch them…if you go quickly! The first is the Court Theater production of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot directed by Ron Oj Parson. It’s all African American cast, an idea that had […]Read More Waiting for Godot, Red Army, Folk Festival
For my final trick of the year, I’ll talk about the five best films of the year. These are films I saw in the theaters though I didn’t include silent films I’ve seen. I will point out that 4 of the 5 are about women or by women. I don’t think that’s an accident. 🙂 […]Read More Best Movies 2014
This past weekend, we went to see the newly released Book of Life. Yes, this is a mainstream movie with sound at a theatre. It happens sometimes! I was keen to see this because I was excited to see a celebration of Mexican culture and mythology. Plus it’s an animated film, which I also hold […]Read More Review: The Book of Life
This past weekend, I attended a screening of the silent film Why Be Good? (1929) starring the amazing Colleen Moore as part of the Chicago International Film Festival. As readers of my blog know, I’m a big fan of silent films and I try to see as many of them as I can on the […]Read More Review: Why Be Good?