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the topps are top:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Friday, April 27, 2012, In : Movies 

Welcome to my new favorite documentary.

Prior to watching The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls, my top documentary was the brilliant Sketches of Frank Gehry.

Do yourself a favor and run to your local video store (if you're lucky enough to have one) or stream it tonight on Netflix.

What's so special about the Topps?

They are hilarious and their energy is electric. They also don't shy away from changing the world. Oh, and they yodel.

I need you to trust me on that last one. ;)

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time well spent:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, In : Movies 

If you like feel-good movies, Dirty Dancing and don't mind subtitles, I highly recommend Heartbreaker.

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broken trust:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, In : Movies 

In 2012, Dr. Albert Barnes' amazing art collection will be moved to Philadelphia from its once-permanent home in Merion. While I would love to see the art, Philadelphia will not receive any money from us. Barnes was crystal clear in his will about the future of his collection (never to be moved, loaned or sold) yet this movie documents how his wishes were not honored time and time again.

I cannot reward Philadelphia for what they have done.

Watch the movie and see if you can.

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Posted by Jessica Esch on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, In : Movies 

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meet herb and dorothy:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Monday, December 13, 2010, In : Movies 

We missed the documentary Herb and Dorothy at Space Gallery but watched it Saturday night a la Netflix. The Vogels collected over 2,000 pieces of contemporary art in more than 30 years and stored them all in their one-bedroom apartment. In 1992, they donated everything to the National Gallery of Art.

Dorothy had my favorite line: "Anybody can have these ideas but to do it... it really is quite a miracle."

She was talking about the artwork but the same holds for what they did.

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waiting for superman:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Saturday, October 23, 2010, In : Movies 

I'm wondering why I was so anxious to see Waiting For Superman, a documentary about the state of education in our country. It's not pretty. In fact, it's downright disgusting. I knew it was bad in some areas. I was in denial about how bad it is all over.

It would be nice to think Waiting for Superman is a movie about someone else's children, children we would not see in our grocery store or on the playground near our home. However, chew on this:

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best actor, indeed:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Saturday, April 24, 2010, In : Movies 

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