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reviewed 12 Years A Slave (2013 film). October 16, 2013
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'12 Years A Slave' directed by Steve McQueen
   By Joan Alperin Schwartz '12 Years A Slave' directed by the extremely talented, Steve McQueen, ('Shame') is simply put...Brilliant.             …
reviewed The art of breaking glass. November 03, 2012
The art of breaking glass
Bill Kaiser is a man motivated by social justice. He also has a unique set of skills, from computer knowledge, to chemistry and explosives. He also could be crazy.      He has a particular …
posted a Quick Tip about Ghosts in Manhattan. October 21, 2012
Ghosts in Manhattan
As someone in the financial area, this is an important story which brings out how far a company can fall, ethically.
reviewed Ghosts in Manhattan. October 21, 2012
Ghosts in Manhattan
Douglas Brunt delivers an expose of the activities that were taking place at Bear Stearns prior to that firm being prominent in the mortgage collapse that caused bank failures across the United …
reviewed Trust your eyes. August 25, 2012
Trust your eyes
Ray Kilbride is a man you might meet anyplace. In this novel, he comes home for his father's funeral. Then he must decide what to do with his brother, Tom, who is schizophrenic and spends most of …
reviewed 2 Days in New York. August 20, 2012
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2 Days in New York
Star Rating:         When we last left Marion (Julie Delpy) in 2 Days in Paris, she and her boyfriend, Jack (the Adam Goldberg character), were gradually coming to the realization …
reviewed 2 Days in New York. July 18, 2012
2 Days in New York
Chris Rock has a radio show. He lives with Julie Delpy, a Frenchwoman. Both have children living with them from former marriages.      Julie is about to have an art exhibit and …
posted a Quick Tip about 2 Days in New York. July 18, 2012
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2 Days in New York
If you have any trouble reading subtitles, sit close to the screen or bring your glasses. The French words are translated into English but only flashed on the screen and hard to read in their entire sentences. …
reviewed JPMorgan Chase & Co.. May 21, 2012
JPMorgan Chase
Before I begin this review, let's state it for record that I don't own any shares in JP Morgan, have no business interest in it, nor do I do any banking transactions with the commercial institution. …
reviewed Lake Placid. August 21, 2011
Lake Placid
It has been a number of years since my wife and I paid a visit to this lovely little village but we are thinking about  spending a few days there in late September. Nestled in the Adirondack …
reviewed Sons And Princes. May 25, 2011
Sons And Princes
Chris Massi never wanted to enter his father's business with the Mob. Instead, he followed the law and became an attorney, not deviating from his standards when he married the daughter of a Mafia …
posted a Quick Tip about Donald Trump. April 29, 2011
Donald Trump
This is a guy who is not only egoistic but also bad for business. All I hear of him say is "fire, fire, fire"! You are fired, that's it! Now, he not only shows no respective for his own …
reviewed The Broken Window. April 19, 2011
The Broken Window by Jeffrey Deaver
I am a big fan of Jeffery Deaver and specifically of his Lincoln Rhyme series, so I always look forward to reading one. I have read nearly all of the Rhyme series except for the newest books in the series, …
posted a Quick Tip about The Alienist. March 19, 2011
The Alienist
An imaginative plot is unfolded to present an exciting, fictionalized re-creation of the early history of changes in city policing as New York evolves from the 19th to the 20th century.
reviewed The Alienist. March 19, 2011
The Alienist
In 1896, Theordore Roosevelt hadn't yet made it to the White House. As Commissioner of the New York City Police, Roosevelt was sadly aware that the gruesome serial mutilation and killing of young …
reviewed Don't Blink. January 28, 2011
Don't Blink
Bruno Torenzi kills attorney Vincent Marcozza in one of New York's finest steakhouses. Then he shoots his way out of the restaurant.      At a nearby table, reporter Nick Daniels …
reviewed Ciao For Now. November 18, 2010
Ciao For Now
My friends and I were on a girls trip from Texas. We had purchased a groupon certificate to eat at Ciao for now prior to our trip. We had brunch there on a Sunday morning. I ordered the Manhattan Omelette …
reviewed Don't Blink. November 18, 2010
Don't Blink
   This is the third novel that James Patterson wrote with Howard Roughan. The first two were Honeymoon and Sail. This one has a good plot and lots of action, but some readers might be turned …
reviewed Brooklyn Story. October 28, 2010
Brooklyn Story
In August, 1978, Samantha Bonti, "Sam" is a fifteen-year-old, living in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Sam has the dream of someday becoming a writer and crossing the Brooklyn Bridge to become a success …
reviewed The Recessionistas. October 12, 2010
The Recessionistas
This novel by Wall Street insider Alexandra Lebenthal will reinforce every stereotype anyone ever had about rich wives who marry 'masters of the universe' and live on the upper east side of New …
reviewed Uptown: A Novel. September 06, 2010
Uptown: A Novel
This is a good look at gentrification and real estate in New York, Harlem to be specific.It is also a sign of the economic times. Who can one trust, if not family. The twists and turns will surprise you …
reviewed Shadow Season by Tom Piccarilli. July 31, 2010
Shadow Season by Tom Piccarilli
Finn is a former N.Y. cop who is haunted by the incident that left him blind and his wife, Danielle, dead.      He works as a professor in a girl's prep school outside of New York. …
reviewed The Recessionistas. July 27, 2010
The Recessionistas
Okay, I will own up here and say that The Recessionistas is one of those books that totally frustrated me. While the entire premise was interesting - "power couples" with way too much money and very little …
posted a Quick Tip about Sex and the City - The Movie. July 15, 2010
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Movie Teaser
It's a good movie to watch if you have absolutely nothing else to do than watch this one movie.
posted a Quick Tip about The Mortal Instruments Series. July 12, 2010
City of Bones
Great book, for those who love fantasy. Very suspenseful but simple to read.
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