Extreme Misogyny: “Vertigo”

I often wonder why Jimmy Stewart, an actor known for having a wholesome nature in an out of character, would play increasingly misogynistic roles in Hitchcock’s films over a span of a decade. I’m sure he had his pick of other scripts and Hitchcock wasn’t the only brilliant director around (*read any other piece I’ve…

Killer Heels @ The Brooklyn Museum

I visited the Brooklyn Museum on Friday afternoon. Got some coffee and headed on in to explore the deep. I knew that I would visit Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party -always do- but had no solid plans about the rest of the adventure. I found my way to the Killer Heels exhibit towards the end of…

The Best Christmas Movie? Maybe not, but it’s my favorite!

I recently told a friend that I don’t judge anyone based on the cheesy movies they like, but the good ones… A teensy bit of sarcasm, only! If you can name a few “good” movies you enjoyed, I don’t give a damn if you deeply enjoyed “Little Nicky” (hey, I did!). That said, when it…

True Love & ‘Perfect Sense’

Perfect Sense: A film that begs the question of what we are without our senses. What are tongues that can’t taste paired with ears that can’t hear and eyes that see only darkness? Does skin than cannot feel have any purpose but to hold us together in a state of literal senselessness? Is there any…

‘Sex & the City’ in 2014

Strange as it may seem to some, I saw this “Sex & the City” just around the time it was on each week. I watched with my mom. We laughed and grimaced in unison, faintly disturbed by the New York unfolding before our eyes. We’re New Yorkers, so it was half amusing because we saw…