The first time I saw Les Misérables was in 1996, when the show came to Hong Kong and my mom took me; and it’s been one of my favorite musicals–and stories–ever since, with tremendous set pieces, brilliant melodies, and explorations of law and grace and fortune and forgiveness and the marginalized. The epilogue version of “Do You […]
Last night I got the chance to attend an advance screening of Silver Linings Playbook, the new film by David O. Russell (director of The Fighter and Three Kings), and starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro. Let me just say three words: Go. See. It. Charming, intense, emotional, upsetting, endearing, uplifting, funny […]
Coming in November: Steven Spielberg’s biopic of our 16th President, starring the inimitable Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, and Tommy Lee Jones. I’m reading Ronald White’s biography of Lincoln at the moment, so I’m particularly looking forward to this!
It’s been awhile since I’ve made time for things that give me life, that aren’t necessarily ‘productive’ but are highly conducive to my spiritual, mental and emotional health–things as simple as reading a book, or going to see a movie, or discovering new music. I realized that I needed to build a little more of […]
Just got home from watching the new Prince of Persia, with Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton and Ben Kingsley. For a movie based on a video game, it was decently entertaining. I think it helped that I went in with loooooooooow expectations. Apart from the fact that it’s based on a video game (there aren’t very […]