PAUL GOODMAN CHANGED MY LIFE

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I can hardly claim the authorship of this title because I must confess that before I sat down to watch this documentary, I have never even heard of Paul Goodman.  Ooops!  But I know now that he was man of many gifts; he was a critic, sociologist, philosopher, poet, novelist, playwright, essayist, practicing psychiatrist, an … Continue reading



PUBLIC SPEAKING

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Martin Scorcese’s profile on Fran Lebowitz is no ordinary documentary. After 90 minutes of essentially listening to this quick-witted brilliant observationist with her razor sharp tongue spend forth on some of her favorite bugbears, we actually learn very little about the woman behind all these rapidly fired opinions.  By filming her in conversation in her … Continue reading



SHOLEM ALEICHEM : LAUGHING IN THE DARK

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Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich  was born in 1858 in a shtetl in a remote part of Russia that eventually became  Ukraine, and when he grew he eventually became Sholem Aleichem the most celebrated Yiddish writer of all time.  His father was a wealthy merchant who managed to go bankrupt make the family penniless, which was something Sholem would repeat often … Continue reading



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