Opening of the movie floodgates

November 24, 2012 Comments Off on Opening of the movie floodgates


Once upon a time, before there was a baby, Joseph and I were regulars at the movie theater. I read reviews not just because I enjoyed well-written critiques, but because we followed through on the critics’ recommendations. A.O. Scott and I got to be best buddies; same can be said for Anthony Lane and Josh Rothkopf. Now I read movie reviews for the vicarious living- ah, to be young and to go out, how quaint. But today, ten months and one day after Zevi was born, we finally stepped back into a movie theater to see The Master, which I’ve wanted to see since it opened at least two months ago. It was well worth the wait. The last movie we saw in the theater was We Need To Talk About Kevin, a deeply disturbing film to watch as a very pregnant person. I’m very happy to be back in the movie-watching game. For the record, even though I trust and love Tony Kushner, I have absolutely no desire to see Lincoln. Sadly, I will be forgoing my movie marathon this Christmas for the first time in many years. We’ll have to plan for a January 2013 marathon when more good movies come out.

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