France may as well be Mars to me. They’re such odd people. They are so rushed, emphatic and impatitent as evidenced by the character Anais (portrayed by Anais Demoustier…coincidence?) in Anais in Love, written and directed by Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet. Eerily similar in plot to The Worst Person in the World, Anais in Love is a… Continue reading Anais in Love: An Arc de Goodenumph
Licorice Pizza won’t ever be my favorite PT Anderson movie, but it was dog gone enjoyable. Call me all American, since what I like about Licorice Pizza is exactly what I didn’t like about Belfast. In the end, L.P. consists of gorgeous moments strung delicately together, like shiny romantic white lights in a dark room.… Continue reading Licorice Pizza: Not Sugar Free, but the Diabetes is worth it
Good on ya James Sweeney, writer and director Of Straight Up available now on Netflix. This was the perfect movie to quench my cinematic thirst since I was getting a LIT-TLE angry that Hollywood/China is holding us movie fans hostage waiting for the miracle Covid19 cure…. Thank God for James Sweeney’s Straight Up (only his… Continue reading Straight Up a fun flick!
Running today I concluded our lives had become pretty darn boring preCovid. At least mine anyway. I ran my 3 and a half miles, I went to work, I eat my ritualistic meals. Pretty solitary, but enjoyable and the only true novelties were restaurant outings, vicarious pleasures I got from movies and the trips I… Continue reading Notting Hill, Notting Wrong Wid It!
I recently watched two PPLL (Pre-Pension Library Loaners) and was surprised at their similarity regarding a legion of f-bombs. The two films also both have either a sad back or front story. I took out Object of My Affection after starting a play reading class in which we started with one act by Wendy Wasserstein.… Continue reading Two Semi Oldies: Both Blue in Language and History
I was pleasantly surprised with The Big Sick, directed by Michael Showalter and here’s why: I wrongly assumed it would hammer political ideology, of which I’m simply fatigued. But instead, Emily V. Gordon and her husband, comedian Kumail Nanjiani have presented a human story which was sweet and moving. What helped the movie, besides a… Continue reading The Big Sick, a Perfect Antidote
My number one fantasy man is still John McEnroe (not a movie actor-smiley face). He’s the primal adolescent raging hormone man I fell in love with, and plastered my bedroom wall with a giant photo collage with, so long ago. And speaking of high school, I felt that way and this photo reflects that sentiment… Continue reading Mr. Right indeed, but the Movie, Mr. Mediocre
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”
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”
“Don’t Think Twice” is an amiable rom com that I wouldn’t say you need to run out to see, but because I love Mike Birbiglia and thought his one man show “Thank God for Jokes” in NYC was genius, I have to promote this movie. Chris Gethard is also equally charming in a vulnerable, boy-needs-a-hug… Continue reading Birbiglia and Gethard, equally irresistible