Category Archives: I Watch

Gone with the Wind: Differences Between the Book and the Movie

Just in case you glossed over the title of this post, you should know that it gives away the story. However, I suspect that most people are familiar with the movie, at least. I think it’s pretty difficult to grow … Continue reading

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Colony: The Endangered World of Bees

This documentary introduces you to the beekeeper’s interesting character and educates you about the sweeping effects of Colony Collapse Disorder. Bees are disappearing across the world in massive numbers. Interested in food, nature, or the environment? Then you should watch … Continue reading

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Everything is Illuminated

The first time I saw this film, I was in a theatre and had a gaggle of old, chatty women behind me who wouldn’t be quiet, even after I asked them. I remember I had liked the film but had … Continue reading

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The Thorn in the Heart

In this film, Michel Gondry gets more personal. He turns his camera on the life of his aunt, Suzette. Along with recounting her years as a school teacher, he unfolds the conflicted relationship between her and her son (her thorn), … Continue reading

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Unmistaken Child

After backpacking around Tibet last summer, I had to watch this documentary. It tells of the needle-in-the-proverbial-haystack quest of a Tibetan monk who searches for the reincarnation of his master. I had had this process explained to me, but it’s … Continue reading

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Broken English

I’m not a John Cassavettes fan (He’s close to a misogynist in my books.), but Paul is and found this film by Cassavettes’ daughter, Zoe. I was curious to see what she’d produce. Not much, is the succinct answer. The … Continue reading

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John and Mary

In 1969, this film was controversial. It begins the morning after John and Mary met over drinks and spent the night together. Both Dustin Hoffman (John) and Mia Farrow (Mary) are great. Their thoughts—-often the opposite of their actions and … Continue reading

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