So much to say

So much to say

When I was growing up, my mom and I didn’t talk much. At least not about big things, important matters mothers and daughters should discuss. No talks about girl things, God things, goals, dreams, birds, bees, boys.

The reason our communication focused only on surface stuff is debatable. My introversion? Mom’s aversion to uncomfortable truths? Her (justified) preoccupation with raising seven kids mostly on her own?

Whatever the reason, I promised myself…

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Saturday movie review: Brothers... Plus, a one-month free Sundance Now freebie

Documenting the daily doings of beloved children is nothing unusual. Thousands (hundreds of thousands?) mommy — and grandma — bloggers across the globe do exactly that, day in and day out, sharing stories and such on their little sweeties.

Documenting the very same on film day in and day out — for decades — is unusual. Is unique. Is exactly what Norwegian director and cinematographer Aslaug Holm did in her documentary BROTHERS. In doing so, she confirmed that a (moving) picture is indeed worth 1,000 words. And then some.

brothers documentary 

Holm set out making the ultimate home movie of her two young sons, Markus and Lukas, more than a decade ago. She kept the camera rolling for eight years. Day in, day out Holm...

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Saturday movie review: The Guilt Trip

I've been a fan of Barbra Streisand since I was about 10 years old. Though my ardency for her has waned in recent decades, I still appreciate and enjoy Streisand's singing and, to some degree, her acting. So when THE GUILT TRIP starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen as mother and son was released, I didn't rush to the theater to see it, but I did add it to my DVD queue.

The Guilt Trip

Jim and I watched it earlier this week. My reaction...

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