Posts Tagged ‘Favorite’

“Witch” is probably my favorite episode of season one. Yes, I like it even more than “Prophecy Girl” even though it isn’t nearly as substantive. I’m surprised that Dana Reston, the screenwriter of this episode, didn’t write any more episodes of Buffy. Like most of the episodes of season one “Witch” isn’t strong on plot, […]


Buffy was all about the season finales with its season premieres often turning out a little lackluster. Not so in the case of “When She Was Bad,” which is not only far from lackluster but is one of the best episodes of the series, in my opinion, and one of my favorites. Season one was…cute. […]


It is not inertia alone that is responsible for human relationships repeating themselves from case to case, indescribably monotonous and unrenewed: it is shyness before any sort of new, unforeseeable experience with which one does not think oneself able to cope. But only someone who is ready for everything, who excludes nothing, not even the […]


Blue tells a powerful story of grief and loss through the experiences of Julie, a woman whose husband and daughter die in a car crash that she survives. Unable to kill herself, Julie decides to sell her house and all her possessions to move into an anonymous apartment. In Julie’s case, liberty, which is represented […]


Election is a delicious satire of high school student council politics that manages to generate both humor and poignancy. Alexander Payne’s direction is perfect, and his vision is realized by a quartet of strong lead performances. I’m amazed that Reese Witherspoon experienced difficulty landing roles after appearing in this film because I think her performance […]


With Bee Season, Myla Goldberg delivers a rich, sensual novel that explores a breadth of subjects including religion, language and familial relationships. Goldberg creates four distinct characters with very different worldviews, each on his or her own spiritual journey. Aaron and Miriam seem to be on similar though diverging paths. Eliza’s spelling practice replaces Aaron’s […]


A Fish Called Wanda is probably one of my favorite films of all time. And I think that this movie offers an interesting reading. The title of the film reveals nothing about the plot and instead focuses the viewer’s attention on an angelfish, a creature that is very beautiful and very fragile. This title causes […]