Monday, January 24, 2011

Black Swan

I have always had a great love of ballet so the other night I went to see Black Swan.  Since the last movie I saw was Avatar you can see that this was somewhat of an event.  I didn't expect the dancing to hold up to what I have seen in professional companies but it was good enough for the story to work.  I particularly enjoyed being taken back to New York City and Lincoln Center, places I know well and love.  There were some pretty good moments but in retrospect I found it only OK.  Maybe next year's movie will be better.

American Exceptionalism

Peter Schramm, liked to tell the story of his family's escape from Hungary in the aftermath of its failed revolution against Russian Com...