Film Discussion: My Life in Ruins (Travel to Greece)

Do you want to experience a tour to the highlights of Greece from the comfort of your armchair? This is the film for you! Great scenery and ancient architecture with a fun, lively cast on an all-too-realistic tour makes me want to book the next flight to Greece!

Film Discussion: Letters to Juliet (Travel to Italy)

In this film, our Armchair travel takes us to Italy where we experience the wonders of its beautiful landscape, delicious food and wine, and amazing culture. “Letters to Juliet” is the ultimate “chick flick” filled with heart-warming relationships not only for lovers of “Romeo & Juliet” but anyone interested in a good love story with a happy ending.

Film Discussion: Julie & Julia (France, NYC)

“Julie & Julia” is a fun, inspirational film on the true stories of 2 women who are passionate about French cooking. Julie Powell (NYC 2002) sets out to prepare all 524 recipes in 365 days in the French cookbook by the infamous, Julia Childs (Paris 1950s). I found cause for deep retrospection in light of the pandemic’s impact on our lives.

Film Discussion: The Monuments Men (N. Europe)

“The Monuments Men” (2014) is a true mission impossible film about an unlikely WWII platoon of experts in art, not warfare, assigned to rescue art masterpieces stolen by the Nazis across northern Europe. A star-studded cast, drama, adventure, authentic history, beautiful scenery and great art, make it a great movie! Dig deeper in my blog about the movie, the men, and the mission.

Film Discussion: Tea with Mussolini (Italy)

I love Italy! The opportunity to travel to Italy, absorb its art, architecture, history, culture, and landscape has been a highlight of my life. This movie set in WWII and its star-studded cast, provides something for the lover of art, the lover of history, the traveler, and is a great intro to the intoxicating culture of Italy. Enjoy my discussion of the film on my blog.

Film Discussion: The Nativity (Israel)

“The Nativity” (2006) is a perfect Christmas film for the whole family. It is an intimate look at the journey of this historical family from Nazareth to Bethlehem for Jesus’ birth. In an authentic biblical scenario, it incorporates themes of hope, faith, love and commitment as well as historical insight that is both biblical and political.

Film Discussion: The Agony & the Ecstasy (Italy)

“The Agony and The Ecstasy” includes 3 of my favorite things: Michelangelo, Renaissance and Italy; this film has them all, and much more! Set in Florence and Rome, this in-depth drama of Michelangelo’s painting of the Sistine ceiling and his battle-of-wills with Pope Julius II is filled with history, drama and lots of great art.