Warning….perhaps for the sensitive this movie (CHRISTINE 2016) should be seen in a matinee for a re-balance of post film light of day. I related way too much to the film’s topic due to experiences I have had as a mental health counselor and the chicken or egg toss up of social anxiety and dysfunctional… Continue reading Whoa…Christine, from Sarasota no less
I thought I was a big fan of Kelly Reichardt, yet after looking at her IMDB page, I realize this is a false claim based on only 3 films: her BEGINNING film “River of Grass” (looking to buy this, it’s a keeper, will explain below), her MIDDLE film “Wendy and Lucy” and her latest (EN-?),… Continue reading Certain Women: Beginning, Middle and En-?
What crazy film and music connection am I making today? Well, opening my place of work on Saturday morning meant that I could choose the Pandora Station. So Kenny Loggins it was, much to the chagrin of my co-worker, a stalwart Beatles fan. (Don’t feel too sorry for him, I let him switch by 11… Continue reading Toni Erdmann and Gino Vannelli’s I Just Wanna Stop
The Salesman directed by Asghar Fahredi played at Burns Court for the Cineworld Film Fest on November 9th. I’m sure based on its quality it’ll get a normal run at most independent theaters and I highly recommend this taut tale. I’m biased of course, having seen and enjoyed his films in two different states. A… Continue reading The Salesman Always Rings Twice & Consolation is Not in His BriefCase
Denial directed by Mike Jackson and screenplay by David Hare was a well crafted film based on a true story (and book by Deborah Lipstadt). I knew this was quality even before realizing the cinematic geniuses behind the film. First Mike Jackson also directed Temple Grandin, a tv movie I showed to my two independent… Continue reading The Jackson and the Hare, a great combo in Denial