Monthly Archives: December 2011

Happy Holidays

War is Over (If You Want It) I’m grateful that as of last Sunday, the United States was only still prosecuting one overt war and all of  our military men and women had left Iraq.   But I was horrified and saddened by … Continue reading

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Dancing in the Streets (of Wuppertal)

“Giddy,” said Susan, when asked last summer about her reaction to Wim Wenders’ 3D documentary, “Pina.”  “I’m kinda giddy about the film.  Make that REALLY giddy about the film.”  And although neither the work of the eponymous subject, the legendary … Continue reading

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Under Water

Jerzy Skolimowski’s “Deep End” (1970), begins as an unconventional comic coming-of-age story but moves relentlessly toward deadly sexual obsession.  Mike, a suburban teenager (John Moulder-Brown), gets his first job, as an attendant at a seedy public London bathhouse/pool, and falls … Continue reading

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