I’ve been a bad girl here at the tail end of 2016. After more defeats than victories in human connections department, I went back into a bit of a hermit mode, knowing full well I had a life line coming on December 31st (best friend from Rochester arriving). But there’s a silver lining in every… Continue reading Kenneth Lonergan, where you been all my life?
Month: December 2016
Best Ten Movies of 2016!
#10. Suspense tie/honorable mentions: Sully and Deep Water Horizon, solid performances by all. #9 Certain Women: Kelly Reichardt does it her way #8. Sing Street: Coming of age cutie. #7. My Name is Doris: Sally Field still has the chops and tight ropes perfectly an elder woman trying to remain relevant in modern society. #6.… Continue reading Best Ten Movies of 2016!
Great Cake, Too Much Frosting: “La La Land”
La La Land, directed by Damien Chazelle, was a fine film, but I can’t help but feel nostalgia for the power of his ‘Whiplash’ or even the rapture of a similar love story musical ‘Moulin Rouge’. So, let me complain first. The first two musical scenes needed to be combined or shortened. Dancers in a… Continue reading Great Cake, Too Much Frosting: “La La Land”
Foghorn “Jackie” Horn
“Jackie”, directed by Pablo Larrain, has given me fits and starts as far as purpose. Was the purpose to show Jackie Kennedy as a 60’s Stepford Wife, who after her husband’s assassination decided to try to assert herself, only to feel defeated? If so, then, Jackie decides to preserve the fantasy of Camelot through an… Continue reading Foghorn “Jackie” Horn
Manchester by the Sea, Sweet Glorious Sadness
I stick by my stance of amore` for this film, in spite of people I’ve talked to, who comment, “But it’s so sad!” What can I say, even in a sunny Floridian December, you can’t help but feel a little melancholy (re. John Lennon’s “So this Is Christmas”). Trust me, I’m not maudlin about anything,… Continue reading Manchester by the Sea, Sweet Glorious Sadness
Watch for me by the “Moonlight”
On an afternoon when my head was spinning from too much play editing, I made myself calm down with a highly rated movie. “Moonlight”, adapted from a play by Tarell Alvin McCraney was just what the writing doctor ordered. (My title by the way, is an allusion to an Alfred Noyes poem I use to… Continue reading Watch for me by the “Moonlight”
I Cinema-ed a Girl and I Liked it, “The Edge of Seventeen”
Was going to use the more provocative line, “I Flicked a Girl and I Liked It” an allusion to the Katie Perry song, but didn’t want anyone to think I was questioning my sexuality (not that there’s anything wrong with that), but I remain 99% hetero). I think the last time I went to a… Continue reading I Cinema-ed a Girl and I Liked it, “The Edge of Seventeen”