October 25, 2014

  • Michael Keaton gives a "brave performance" in Birdman, according to the Reel Dad.
    Birdman offers visual and emotional wonder

    Film is a visual medium. How a director chooses to use the camera defines how the narrative ...

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  • Dogs behaving badly?
    Dogs and people behaving badly

    Q.  The pet store near my house has an open door policy for people to bring their pets with ...

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  • The Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra.
    What makes an orchestra ‘professional?’

    Larry Kopp, executive director of the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, has offered the following ...

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  • Kathy Bates in 'Misery,' for which she won an Oscar.
    Treasures from Altman and Eastwood, plus Kathy Bates

    Some reel surprises are easy to find on broadcast and cable television this weekend: Movies ...

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  • Mike Freeman's new book.
    Nature is the bond between generations

    Nature writers are a special breed.  They see forests differently.  They pick up the scent of ...

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