Monthly Archives: September 2016

Les glaneurs et la glaneuse

After some recent tests, I saw attendance in my classes drop significantly.  I bought a California burrito from La Burrita and returned home to watch Agnès Varda’s “The Gleaners and I,” a documentary about people who pick over the remnants … Continue reading

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Werckmeister harmóniák

I went to work and talked about movies.  I stopped for a hamburger on the way home, and then I sat down to watch “Werckmeister Harmonies,” the strange movie set in Hungary.  It starts off with the character János demonstrating … Continue reading

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Sang sattawat

After I was done with all my work for the today, I stopped to buy a beef burrito before I went home and sat down to watch “Syndromes and a Century.”  It was about doctors in Thailand, and the director … Continue reading

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Tabu

Late on Sunday night I noted that it was the anniversary of the premiere of The Partridge Family, so I watched the first episode again.  It was an extremely hot afternoon yesterday, so it was a relief to get home … Continue reading

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Moolaadé

I saw part of a Columbo episode about chess, called “The Most Dangerous Match,” and then I watched the DVD of “Moolaadé.”  It was set in Africa, and it was about the practice of female circumcision.  A woman named Collé … Continue reading

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Jharel Cotton’s 1.44 ERA

I watched CBS Sunday Morning to see how they would send off Charles Osgood.  The last 22 years have passed all too quickly.  Serena Altschul and Bill Geist were there to introduce segments.  The announcement was that Jane Pauley would … Continue reading

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Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom

I took a break from DVDs and watched the Star Trek episode, called “The Ultimate Computer,” about the computer taking over the Enterprise.  These days, with self-driving cars, the idea of a computer controlling a spaceship is not out of … Continue reading

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Shame

I followed “10” with Steve McQueen’s “Shame.”  I have to keep reminding myself that this isn’t the Steve McQueen of “The Great Escape.”  Michael Fassbinder is a New Yorker named Brandon.  His life brings to mind “Fifty Shades of Grey” … Continue reading

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Dah

After I returned home from the game, I watched the DVD of “10,” the movie directed by Abbas Kiarostami.  Almost all of it was shot inside a car, along the lines of “Locke.”  The opening segment, with the mother and … Continue reading

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Raul Alcantara’s Two Blemishes

I awoke and watched CBS This Morning and their chef segment.  Some of Alexander Small’s signature recipes include She crab cakes with sweet relish tartar sauce, Black-eyed peas and arugala salad with poached pear, Roasted poussin yassa (bourbon dried fruit … Continue reading

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