Ethan Hawke and Robert Budreau must have formed a synchronicity working together in the heart breaking biopic Born to be Blue considering the dynamic duo are back again in Stockholm the movie (Ethan starring of course and Budreau writing and directing). Being a card carrying Ethan Hawke fan from his pinch his cute cheeks in… Continue reading Stockholm the movie & Aha’s Take on Me
Amazing Grace was a labor of love that Sydney Pollack was never able to pull off alive. He was always too busy according to IMDB, to finish syncing voice to video. Instead, before he died of cancer, he handed off the project to Alan Elliott (whose IMDB bio does not glean much info, besides a… Continue reading Amazing Grace: Everything and Desire for More
Kent Jones (known most for his documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut) wrote and directed Diane, the second of what I call noble films I’ve seen this week (For those who don’t read my every critique; Saturday was The Public by Emilio Estevez). Diane was noble in taking on the true true reality that none of us get out… Continue reading Diane…Realism Personified
Dear Emilio, First, let me say you should have been nominated for best screenplay, director AND actor for The Way. You’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for that poignant father son film. On the lighter side, I enjoyed your work in The Stakeout, as sweet as the Bubble Yum gum I devoured… Continue reading The Public: Important Conceptually; But Cinematically? Well….
With a busy life, I was able to score two Sarasota Film Fest Tickets. My first film was a new documentary by Rob Clift, Montgomery Clift’s nephew, Making of Montgomery Clift . First and foremost, bless Rob Clift for caring enough about his Uncle’s reputation (and indirectly his Dad who ripped Clift’s biographer for warping… Continue reading Making of Montgomery Clift: A Timely and Worthy Mission
You remember School House Rock cartoons from the ’70’s, right? The one about the number 3; “man and woman had a little baby, they had three-ee-ee in the family.” I loved that cartoon and was reminded of trinity significance after seeing the critic maligned movie The Aftermath written and directed by James Kent. First, let’s… Continue reading Three is a Magic Number, Man and a Woman Had a Little: Aftermath