I finally rented and watched four of the major 2014 movies this week: Birdman, The Imitation Game, St. Vincent and The Theory of Everything, in that order. Also,in that order, my impressions: not really impressed though I want to be; absolutely fascinating and especially surprised by the sad ending with which I was unfamiliar; the most enjoyable of the quartet on the most basic level, but that’s because it was written as a feel-good flick, and also fascinating, which would suggest that, here in my dotage, I particularly enjoy stories based on real events. The Hawking story was very well done although the ending seemed a bit abrupt.

Your comments invited. Don’t send me away in a pout again.