I watch therefore I AM

I watch therefore I AM

I AM is one of the most profound documentaries of the year, not despite but because it was crafted by Tom Shadyac, the filmmaker also responsible for films such as ACE VENTURA; PET DETECTIVE, PATCH ADAMS and LIAR LIAR. His silly, snarky background makes his earnest transition to the “spiritual,” all the more stunning and all the more impactful. If [...]

January 11, 2012 at 1:02 pm 0 comments

I spy TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER… Warren?

I spy TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER… Warren?

I long for the days — before my time, actually — when double features were preceded by newsreels and cartoons and more. Heck, I even liked the “Let’s all go to the lobby” jingle with that walking popcorn that boasted all the swagger of  Tony Manero. (For an edgy, alternate version, click here.) And while I cannot systematically change the [...]

January 5, 2012 at 10:38 am 0 comments

Flying High for Kids

Flying High for Kids

        Don’t just sit there… support a cause. Sally Bock visited The High Bar to warn us of threats to our children even in the safest-seeming environments. It is a problem with which Warren, unfortunately, has too much first-hand experience. That’s why, on October 22nd, 2011, Warren will proudly and passionately serve as the host, auctioneer and [...]

August 17, 2011 at 8:31 pm 0 comments

Head of the class

Head of the class

Don’t just sit there… expand your knowledge. Matthew Lillard visited The High Bar to toast his successful career hyphenation, making his directorial debut with an adaptation of KL Going‘s popular, Fat Kid Rules the World. Of course, he didn’t walk onto set without having studied the craft. He is a great student of filmmaking, not just a beloved actor. If [...]

August 17, 2011 at 8:30 pm 0 comments

All the news that fits

All the news that fits

  Don’t just sit there… read the news. When Brian Stelter stopped by The High Bar to raise a toast to journalism, he made it clear he believes The New York Times would continue to be published and really must. Whether you are a fan of the Paper of Record or not, it is certain that only an informed public [...]

August 17, 2011 at 8:30 pm 0 comments

You don’t have to be Jewish…

You don’t have to be Jewish…

Don’t just sit there… read The Finkler Question. When Booker Prize winner Howard Jacobson arrived at The High Bar, he had no idea what he was getting himself into. Fortunately, he had a great time kibitzing with me and raising a toast to being Jewish. For those who what a better understanding of the Jewish culture beyond bagels, Paul Reiser [...]

August 17, 2011 at 8:30 pm 0 comments