Absolute Wilson

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As part of my continuing process of brushing up on American Cultural Icons I viewed Katherina Otto-Bernstein’s 2006 documentary on ROBERT WILSON, who is arguably the pre-eminent avant-garde theater director/artist in the world.  I shouldn’t have been quite so ignorant of Mr. Wilson as although he is American, most of his work has been in … Continue reading



L'AMOUR FOU

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The best part of this disappointing mish-mash of a film is the opening sequence which is footage of Yves St Laurent announcing to the world that he is about to retire. In a highly dramatic speech that he stumbles through in which, amongst other things, he confesses to the demons (drink and drugs) he has … Continue reading



QUEEN OF THE SUN: WHAT ARE THE BEES TELLING US?

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So Harold Camping got it wrong (again) and the world didn’t end on May 21st, and we all laughed at the joke.   Now I’ve seen this movie, which contained an equally sounding preposterous prediction from Rudolf Steiner, the eminent philosopher and social innovator, who in 1932 predicted that within 80-100 years all the honeybees … 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



Cave of Forgotten Dreams

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One can only imagine the fact that filmmaker Werner Herzog is the auteur that he is, played a crucial part in the French Culture Ministry allowing only him this unprecedented exclusive access  to make this extraordinary film. ‘Cave of Forgotten Dreams’  is his documentary on some stunning caves in Southern France only discovered as recently … Continue reading



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