I knew I wanted to see Doctor Strange on the really big screen, for I expected it to have great visuals. It did. Spectacular, lovely, and appropriate. I had not expected a screenplay nearly so well written and directed with so much wit and charm. I expected Benedict Cumberbatch to be more than competent, and actually he turns in one of his best and most
I would never have predicted that during election week 2016 I would see 2 of what may well turn out to be on my 10 Best SciFi Movies of All Time list!
charming performances. And he is surrounded by other actors of great past and present accomplishment. Loved Tilda Swinton as an ancient Celtic mystic. 2001 meets Inception. Still some juice in the superhero genre.
Robert Levy's THE GLITTERING WORLD
A seductive work. You may begin it thinking you are reading a fairly realistic novel about a man called Blue who inherits property from a mysterious grandmother and who is motivated to sell it because he is heavily in debt to some Really Dangerous Guys. But just like Blue, the novel begins to remove its masks, and you will find that ground falls away beneath your feet and nothing is quiet like you thought it was
Jonathan Bryan May and son, 1957
For the last big May Family reunion in 1981, my father wrote down his memories of growing up on the old plantation. This document is probably the last and longest memoir of those days and of my grandparents Jonathan Brooks and Nicie Elizabeth Kinnaird May. Thinking of the upcoming May Reunion of April 30, I decided that it might be a good idea to post this in one of my blogs.
As you will see, he was a man of his times. He also was a man who, in the words of the old song that if you remember it will probably date you, preferred to "accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative." These are memories looking backward through glasses made rosy by time. But I don't mind, and I don't think you will either.