THE HOLDOVERS Review – The Holiday Movie You Didn’t Know You Needed

Upon first glance, this period piece, directed by Alexander Payne and set in a New England prep school over the 1970/71 Christmas break gives off a whiff of the boarding school classic DEAD POETS SOCIETY (1989). Yet it quickly morphs into a very different film which goes in totally unexpected directions. The boarding school here […]


In the expat community, there is the problem of the trailing spouse. That’s because half of an expat couple usually arrives in a foreign country with a new job, a new office and new responsibilities. Meanwhile, the other partner, often a woman, doesn’t have a work permit in the county, doesn’t know anyone, often doesn’t […]