Glorious Woman in Gold–Film and Painting–Take Your Pick or Better Yet, See Both

(klimtgallery.org) We happened to see them both in what I would call reverse order–painting first, then the film about its theft by the Nazis and its restitution to its original owners’ heir, Maria Altmann, but it worked just fine. Seeing this brilliant work up close whetted our appetites for a movie that Rory worried would…

The One Hundred-Foot Journey–A Gentle Argument Against Xenophobia

In the sometimes virulent (A. O. Scott) reviews of this film, most forgot to talk about its main theme–only Variety paid tribute to it.  The One Hundred Foot Journey, directed by Lasse Halstrom, continues his campaign against xenophobia–the outsider in My Life As a Dog, the gypsy in Chocolat, and now the Indian family in…