Movie Review: In which I rant about the lack of good Victorian filmmakers

Posted on Dec 19, 2009 at 5:07 pm

So my lovely and generous husband suggested an outing to Tel Aviv to see a movie which I had never heard of: Jane Campion’s "Bright Star." I use the adjective "generous" because I am quite aware that watching a Victorian* romance is for my spouse about as pleasant as watching a documentary about whales is […]

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God, I can’t speak this language

Posted on Dec 8, 2009 at 5:42 pm

Really, I can’t. It seems like every time I get even a little comfortable, a touch complacent, some new issue comes along and completely wrecks my confidence. I just got done trying to explain intussusception to two rather confused parents. Dammit, that’s hard enough in English but trying to explain telescoping intestines in Hebrew turned […]

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