The Woman Who Married a Cloud

Every so often, you’ll read a short story and come across a line that hits you just right. Here’s my latest: “I’ll buy you any two pencils you want if we can leave right now.” Ha… It’s from the short story “Home on the Rain” by Jonathan Carroll, which you can read in his latest collection, The Woman Who Married a Cloud. Continue reading The Woman Who Married a Cloud

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Blue Jasmine

I think Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine is his best film since 1995’s Mighty Aphrodite, making it his best in the last twenty years or so. He’s made quite a few very good films since then, and with Blue Jasmine Allen isn’t attempting anything that he didn’t also attempt in Match Point and similar films. This film is not by any means a departure for Allen. It’s his latest attempt at tragedy. What makes it stand out is that he hit his target perfectly this time. His other films aren’t bad, but compared to this one, they’re very near misses at best. Blue Jasmine is a fairly transparent … Continue reading Blue Jasmine

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