Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The Wife (2018)

Rotten Tomatoes
The Wife (2018): Glenn Close as the quiet, reserved wife behind a man awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature...until the awards ceremony brings her true self to the fore. An important lesson in gender roles. Great performances by both Close and Jonathan Pryce. B+

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Lessons for the City from RISD

The Richardson ISD has settled a voting rights lawsuit by agreeing to change its at-large election system into a hybrid system of five single-member districts and two at-large. What can the City of Richardson learn from RISD's experience?

Monday, January 21, 2019

Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

Rotten Tomatoes
Crazy Rich Asians (2018): Traditional rom-com. Super rich boy falls for super smart girl. Obstacle? His family disapproves. Only thing novel about it is the large Asian cast. Change mahjong to bridge and it could be set in the Hamptons. Biggest plus? The jokes aren't racist. C+

Friday, January 18, 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski (2018)

Rotten Tomatoes
Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski (2018): Documentary of forgotten Polish sculptor. At first it seems like a profile of quirky, eccentric old man living in SoCal. Later, when his career in Poland between the wars is covered, it gets much deeper and darker. C+

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

POTD: Cross of Burgundy

From 2018 06 12 New Mexico

Today's photo-of-the-day is of the flags flying at the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe Plaza, the oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States of America.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018)

Rotten Tomatoes
They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018): Documentary of last, unfinished film by Orson Welles, which was going to be a movie within a movie, or maybe a documentary of making it. Sad how an egocentric genius lost his creative spark and focus. Movie fails to get inside his head. C+