Screening Bong Joon-Ho’s SNOWPIERCER

Screening Bong Joon-Ho’s SNOWPIERCER

This is my first blog post discussing a film.  My intention is to organize this post a bit differently from most things you read online that analyze or talk about a film. I have structured it to start with a…

A Day in New York and a Damien Rice Concert

A Day in New York and a Damien Rice Concert

I always love a good concert, but when that show is in New York City it’s always a little bit better.  I think a large part of it is due to the mood you adopt heading into the concert when…

Spiders, Fear, and the Abject

Spiders, Fear, and the Abject

Everyone has their own list of fears, anxieties, and worries.  At the top of mine (following only death) are spiders.  To say arachnids would be inaccurate since it doesn’t include scorpions, though I probably wouldn’t want to meet one in…

The Heritage of Depression in Lars von Trier’s MELANCHOLIA

The Heritage of Depression in Lars von Trier’s MELANCHOLIA

The first time I saw Lars von Trier’s Melancholia (Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany, 2011), I didn’t fully appreciate its complex representation of depression.  Despite the lush imagery, Shakespearean references, and the threat of the end of the world, something about the portrayal of…

The Continuing Story of Neil Young

The Continuing Story of Neil Young

About a month ago we went to see Neil Young play in Boston. It’s been an Indian summer in New England so the evening of the concert made for pleasant walking weather.  With a few hours before the show, we…

For Celebrations Past

For Celebrations Past

The last few weeks have been marked by a variety of celebrations. The most obvious of these was an early surprise party for my birthday a few weeks ago.  Heidi can attest to the difficulty in letting anything escape my…