Category Archives: The Movie Diary

Dead and gone
The Movie Diary
July 9, 2015

Dead and gone

By Dom Cioffi Back in the early 1980s, during my junior high school years, I was a fan of the burgeoning New Wave movement happening in music. A friend of…

The Movie Diary
July 2, 2015

Mercy me!

By Dom Cioffi The other day I had half an hour to kill so I grabbed my iPad, flopped down on the couch and fired up my Netflix app. After…

An inside look
The Movie Diary
June 26, 2015

An inside look

By Dom Cioffi I took my family to Washington, D.C., this past weekend to roam the monuments and museums located within our nation’s capitol. Both my wife and I were…

A brave new world
The Movie Diary
June 17, 2015

A brave new world

By Dom Cioffi My son graduated from elementary school last week. I never thought you could graduate from elementary school. I just thought it ended and the next year you…

Double trouble
The Movie Diary
June 10, 2015

Double trouble

By Dom Cioffi Margreet Zelle knew how to get attention. Born into an affluent family in the Netherlands in the latter 1800s, Margreet was accustomed to the finer things that…

The way we were
The Movie Diary
June 4, 2015

The way we were

By Dom Cioffi I always used to find it funny when I heard adults talk about reading the obituaries. Scanning the daily paper to see who died simply came across…

Young at heart
The Movie Diary
May 28, 2015

Young at heart

By Dom Cioffi For as far back as I can remember, I have had a persistent need to win. It didn’t matter if it was baseball, darts or a game…

When the well runs dry
The Movie Diary
May 22, 2015

When the well runs dry

By Dom Cioffi There are certain things in the developed world that are easy to take for granted: the relative safety we experience, the medical care available to us, and…

A brush with fame
The Movie Diary
May 13, 2015

A brush with fame

By Dom Cioffi During the recess after my freshman year of college, several of my friends and I decided to head to Cape Cod to work for the summer. The…