Ok, did a two days in a row of foreign cinema. Name a tragedy and I saw it in film. Actually, I posed that query to my co-worker about A Man Called Ove (directed by Hannes Holm) and he guessed the tragedy shipwreck. Ok, he had me there, there is no shipwreck in A Man… Continue reading Kitchen Sinks Times Two: Man Called Ove and Aquarius
Month: October 2016
Money Can’t Buy You Soul, proof: The Pickle Recipe’s Delish!
Give Sheldon Cohn a round of applause! He wrote and directed a sweet indie movie called The Pickle Recipe. My hope is some big wig producer will buy the rights and remake it to make Mr. Cohn a rich man. Or better yet, just hire him to write your next script. What makes “The Pickle… Continue reading Money Can’t Buy You Soul, proof: The Pickle Recipe’s Delish!
So Easy to Pass Keeping Up With the Joneses
You know artistic integrity has gone out the window when actors get so large that their advisors start choosing their scripts, picking mediocre ones, just to rake in cash while they can. I’d like to think that was the case with Keeping Up with the Joneses. If anything, the silver lining is, you, too could… Continue reading So Easy to Pass Keeping Up With the Joneses
Howard’s End, Karma comes around
No, you did not time travel back to 1992. Sarasota’s Burns Court Cinema was playing Howard’s End last week (October 2016) because…..hmm, good question. Twenty four years isn’t actually an anniversary milestone. At any rate, I had missed this film back in ’92, probably due my consuming desire to have a baby. (I got my… Continue reading Howard’s End, Karma comes around
In Difesa Mia Madre
How do you lika my I-talian? Sorry, shouldn’t be silly when my defending this film is downright serious. IMDB 6.9, really? Rotten Tomatoes Audience 64%? For shame. I agree more with the RT Critic’s score of 88%. Acting first: Nanno Moretti, who wrote and directed the film, also played the rock solid brother. And yes,… Continue reading In Difesa Mia Madre
No Good Deed Goes Un ‘Sully’ ed
How thoughtful of the Hollywood 20 to simulate the arctic air atop the January Hudson River….NOT.:) Hey, I’m grateful, I got to go outside to get warm afterward, which is still pretty novel for a New York transplant. “Sully”, directed by Clint Eastwood, was excellent. Not tremendous, in spite of Tom Hanks, who is undeniably… Continue reading No Good Deed Goes Un ‘Sully’ ed
Menage a` Trois: two cons and an inferno
Got behind on the blog due to writing a play, titled “Thanks for Giving a Damn”, my apologies. Three flicks on tap, two about cons, one doc and the other based on a true story. First, “The JT Leroy Story” about a woman who, due to trauma either caused by or combined with sexual and… Continue reading Menage a` Trois: two cons and an inferno