Can I say that much like Fleetwood Mac, I was semi annoyed by and ignorant of the talent of Lily Tomlin throughout the 70’s and 80’s, UNTIL, I saw her incredibly nuanced portrait in Paul Weitz’s “Grandma”. Next, let me rail on the ageism that is America. I asked two friends to go to this… Continue reading ‘All the better to see you with’; Lily T’s Grandma has teeth, the wisdom type
Month: September 2015
Black Mass, Shine Up the Oscar
JD. “Black Mass” directed by Scott Cooper (as in director of Crazy Heart-eye roll) wasn’t a 10 in my book, but Johnny Depp deserves the Oscar for totally absorbing the persona of Whitey Bulger. Much like other pros, Phonenix’s Johnny Cash, Bale’s Dicky Eklund, you forget you’re watching an actor. Describing the movie’s flaw is… Continue reading Black Mass, Shine Up the Oscar
Mistress America: Am I Rushing or Am I Dragging?
Savvy readers will know that my title is a quote from “Whiplash”, my favorite movie of last year. I use it because Greta Gerwig (and I consider myself a fan) seemed to be rushing or lines in the opening scenes, like watching out of sync audio, but with her lips moving in time. I think… Continue reading Mistress America: Am I Rushing or Am I Dragging?