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People are living longer, but most endure a gradual decline – becoming a lesser form of their earlier self. Dependent on the kindness of strangers (especially if family is distant or worn out). Not the gentle picture of Brel’s “Les Vieux’. Once they cannot live at home, the indignities of institutional care magnify the sadness […]

The winter chill is gone, replaced by a perfect blue sky and sunshine. It may only be temporary, but it’s a hint of spring. I feel like walking without a specific destination in mind and forgetting about all the things I should/could/must do. I sneak away to the movies every now and then. Last month […]

I completely forgot to write about “American Honey” which I liked a lot, even though it was not as accomplished of a film as “Manchester by the Sea”. Critics were divided on “American Honey”. I went to see it as soon as it opened (good move because it didn’t stay around for long). To see […]

Fall came and went. My TIFF outings were very few compared to other years. I saw a couple of all right but not great movies not worth mentioning and Jim Jarmusch latest: “Paterson” and “Gimme Danger”. Both good, but probably only appealing to a smaller audience. “Paterson” is about a bus driver poet who lives […]