2 Days in Paris 250 Movies Better Than Shawshank

When Marion (Judy Delpy) and Jack (Adam Goldberg) stop off, on their way home from an uninspiring trip to Venice, in Marion’s hometown, Paris, it’s supposed to look like the screenshot to the right. Instead things turn out more like… Continue Reading

Dick 250 Movies Better than Shawshank

I know it’s Ground Hog Day and I should put up the movie of the same name, but I’ve decided to go with a political film instead to commemorate, in a sense, the beginning of the 2016 presidential race. Don’t… Continue Reading

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