Category: movies

A Topic for Men on Valentine’s Day: The Western in Film

On Valentine’s Day, many men will do the obligatory dinner and a movie. They will take their dates to see a Rom Com when they would rather be watching Quentin Tarantino. Bring on the flowers and chocolate. Let’s balance out Estrogen Day and throw…

Tip #2 Incorporate Differing Types of Plot

Multiple Plots in W. Somerset Maugham’s The Painted Veil “When love and duty are one, there is grace within” is spoken by the Mother Superior and the pithy radiates through heroine Kitty Fane  with meaning. It’s the line that alters Kitty’s feelings for her…

At the movies with Russell Crowe in Les Misérables

The last time I saw a production of Les Misérables was in London, 2007. Before that, it was 1995 in Chicago. In the late 80s, when it first came out on Broadway, apparently I played the soundtrack a lot in the car. I used…