The Zookeeper’s Wife, a Holocaust Film that Celebrates Light


Last week I screened The Zookeeper's Wife, a Holocaust-themed film directed by Niki Caro. The Holocaust is a very personal issue for me. My feelings have very deep roots, stemming back to my childhood and it often fuels my writing. I've interviewed survivors, written about my recent visits to concentration camps, talked about why my being a mother makes the connection even deeper, and why we must #NeverForget. I also gravitate towards Holocaust films and review them as often as possible. Holocaust films are not easy to make and I've watched my share Read More


Review: The Heiress on Broadway

The Heiress

Last night I headed into the city after a long day with the kids for drinks with a friend for a show, The Heiress on Broadway.  This is a show based on the 1880 book by Henry James, Washington Square, a film I saw a decade ago starring Jennifer Jason Leigh.  The story has remained etched in my mind all these years about a shy and sheltered daughter of a prominent New Yorker who falls in love with a man with no scruples or real interest in her beyond her wealth.  I also remember vividly the film version with Olivia DeHavilland and Montgomery Clift, Read More