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Monthly Archives: January, 2015

2015 Movie Challenge: Ivan’s Childhood

5/52: A movie in a foreign language If you know me in real life, you know that I’m an amateur Russophile.  I love Russian art, music, folktales, literature; I’m fascinated … Continue reading

January 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

I am but mad north-north-west

One of the nice things about living in Boston and working for a big university is that some Pretty Cool People come to town sometimes, and I get to go … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

nothing doing (or: mid-week roundup, part x of y)

Well, we’ve survived Snowmageddon.  Massachusetts got well and truly clobbered with snow, though apparently New York City is butthurt that they don’t get to act superior about this one.  Ha. … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

wake me when it’s April

Here in Boston, we are forecast to get at least two feet of snow between tonight and tomorrow.  Possibly three.  This winter has actually been pretty light on snow so … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

2015 Movie Challenge: The Third Man

4/52: A movie set in a place you always wanted to visit I never knew the old Vienna before the war, with its Strauss music, its glamour and easy charm. … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Survival of the finest: Jackie Brown

As you all know, I’m a fraud.  There are so many gaps in my cinematic knowledge (and in the rest of my knowledge, too) that I wonder if I should … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

et caetera

I might start doing a weekly digest/bullet points kind of entry.  For the two of you who actually read this, what would you think of that?  Well, who cares what … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · 1 Comment