Cairo Time 250 Movies Better than Shawshank

Cairo Time directed by Ruba Nadda is not about chess. Beautifully filmed in Egypt with the weight of thousands of years of culture serving as the audience, Cairo Time is about time, and it’s about betrayal because where culture is… Continue Reading

Lost in Translation 250 Movies Better than Shawshank

Lost in Translation is the first of a series of three films each of which is directed by a woman, each of which brings to bear a different angle on relationships. Above are Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson both looking… Continue Reading

Unilateral Neglect Part 3

The psychologist and the author met at the restaurant sitting in its lower portion. Think in terms of a cave. The author was in better spirits. “Can you tell me, Jocelyn, is there something special about circles—I’m referring to our… Continue Reading

Unilateral Neglect Part 2

The author arrived for her second psych visit empty handed. Putting on an apologetic front, she explained: “I’m sorry, Jocelyn, but Bob was a no show.” The psychologist ruminated before issuing a response: “I can see that you’re lying, Marcia.”… Continue Reading

Unilateral Neglect Part 1

The following report is included in The Sheriff’s Jeep Log section as background material. The author drove my pickup into downtown Eugene and parked on 5th with minimal grinding of the clutch. She had decided on her favorite method of… Continue Reading

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 250 Movies Better than Shawshank

Since, as they say, good things (and bad) happen in threes, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is the third and last of my angel series. Directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood, this antiwar western is an… Continue Reading