Reflections On Watching 2001 For the First Time Since My Dad’s Stroke

The last time I watched 2001: A Space Odyssey, my Dad had the stroke that would eventually lead to his death in 2012. I wasn’t with him at the time. Venice and I were at the Cinerama in Seattle, catching 2001 in Cinerama format. Though I’d seen the movie many times, on VHS, Laserdisc, DVD and Blu-Ray,… Continue reading Reflections On Watching 2001 For the First Time Since My Dad’s Stroke

Do We Still Need Stories About the Nazis?

A negative review of the movie The Book Thief posed the question this way: When I reviewed 12 Years A Slave, which is based on the true story of a free black man who was kidnapped and brought to the Deep South as a slave in 1841, I said that it might help America come to grips with the… Continue reading Do We Still Need Stories About the Nazis?