Seen and reviewed (April 30)

New films in theaters this week: — “Ajami” (not rated), a dramatic thriller following residents of a Tel Aviv outpost. Arabic with sutitles.— “City Island” (rated PG-13), a dysfunctional family comedy-drama starring Andy Garcia.— “Furry Vengeance” (rated PG), a family … Continue reading»

Seen and reviewed (Apr. 22-23)

New films in theaters this week: — “The Back-up Plan” (rated PG-13), a romantic comedy starring Jennifer Lopez as a mother-to-be.— “Creation” (rated PG-13), a fictionalized drama starring Paul Bettany as Charles Darwin.— “The Losers” (rated PG-13), a revenge-thriller based … Continue reading»


The other day, my wife and I were driving around listening to the radio when Crosby Stills & Nash’s “Southern Cross” came on the radio. Immediately I flashed back to 1982. I was in my basement listening to the radio … Continue reading»