Posts Tagged ‘movie review’

In which my Hoosier ayuss reviews Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

I resisted the urge to flaunt my insider Hoosier knowledge in my Book and Film Globe review of the new documentary, Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time , but I will just tell YOU that my mother ALSO co-edited the Shortridge High School Daily Echo, the classmate who calls Kurt “Walter” at the reunion may be thinking of his cousin Walter Vonnegut, who was my dad’s neighbor late in life, and the words Kurt writes on the chalkboard (the goblins’ll getcha if you don’t watch out) are from “Little Ophant Annie” by Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley, a favorite of my grandparents.

You’ve no doubt already heard the story about me realizing that the beautiful India A, who I met on a photoshoot with baby India and who babysat for us a couple of times(then have a mess of beautiful babies herself) is Kurt’s granddaughter, whilst reading in a New Hampshire hammock on my day off from summer camp…


It was a thrill to be in the first audience, on the 99th anniversary of Kurt’s birth. Read Ayun Raspberry-17 Halliday’s review here

The Turning vs. a far superior adaptation of The Turn of the Screw

Friday, January 24th, 2020

I’m uniquely qualified to review The Turning for Book & Film Globe because my frequent co-star John St Angelo & I played Miles and Flora in the Innocents at Indianapolis Civic Theater in 1977.

John St Angelo & Ayun Halliday in The Innocents, Indianapolis Civic Theater, 1977

(Not that we can hold a candle to Brooklynn & the kid from Stranger Things…)

Read all about it!