Documentary Review: I Just Didn’t Do It

Is your team suffering from group think – each member having the same ideas? Are you prepared to stand up fro what you believe it? Do you “cave in” and compromise your values under pressure? These are the thoughts I was having while watching I Just Didn’t Do It, a Japanese courtroom drama. The acting was brilliant and the film was very good but I was distressed at the end, mainly because I know what happened in the film actually happens in real life. The film is about a chronic problem of sexual harassment on the trains, but the language they use in I Just Didn’t Do It is groping, indecent … [Read more...]

Review: Who the Hell is Pansy O’Hara – The Fascinating Stories Behind 50 of the Best-Loved Books

I'm sure that you have read books and wondered what inspired the author to write them. Who the Hell is Pansy O'Hara: The Fascinating Stories Behind 50 of the Best-Loved Books by Jenny Bond and Chris Sheedy provides context for 50 books. Jenny Bond and Chris Sheedy present profiles and the lives lived by the 50 authors included in their book,  and you are transported into their lives and get a better sense of where they are coming from. The whole process began as a discussion over dinner, when the question was asked, "What is the special ingredient that creates a truly spectacular piece of … [Read more...]

Review of the Documentary Mr. Mergler’s Gift

In September we'll go back to the regular schedule. I have conducted several interviews that I am scheduling for September 2010 and you'll enjoy them. Four years ago I attended a film festival and saw Mr. Mergler's Gift. It was the first time that I reviewed a film. I re-read the review and felt warmed by it so I thought that I'd share it with you. Whatever your vocation be, do you do it with passion? Do you put your heart into it? Enjoy the review below. This month I decided to review a 30-minute film instead of a book because I found it moving. This story is about a student and her … [Read more...]