A sweet giggle followed by a cannonball into Deep Water

I loved Deep Water. Think the whimsy can be attributed to the thrills and absurdity of real life, and how Deep Water addresses the idea of men who refuse to leave abusive relationships (the subject of a stage play I wrote two years ago called “May Divorce Be With You”–think Star Wars and you get… Continue reading A sweet giggle followed by a cannonball into Deep Water

After Yang Screams for the Big Screen & Voila! SFF Answers the Call

Second viewing of after Yang at the Sarasota Film Festival….ruminations: I wanted to shout out to the man in charge of the music Aska Matsumyia. The delicate piano helps to accentuate the grief and loss. And thank goodness I saw it on the big screen. There’s a moment I did not catch, so precious that… Continue reading After Yang Screams for the Big Screen & Voila! SFF Answers the Call

“The Outfit” Comes Off a Little Too Easily

Graham Moore, Oscar winner for Best Adapted Screenplay for the very moving The Imitation Game, co-wrote and directed The Outfit, out now at Burns Court and AMC Bradenton. And while I love Mark Rylance (I could have kissed him for making me laugh so hard in “Don’t Look Up”), this film was just a little… Continue reading “The Outfit” Comes Off a Little Too Easily

I took in The Worst Person in the World a second time and found it even more charming

I took in The Worst Person in the World again (which coincidentally is also something I did literally from 1999 to 2006 #noregrets). The second time around gleaned these thoughts: a. The soundtrack is truly essential and amazing. And I had not realized “Waters of March” was done by Art Garfunkel. b. Andersen Danielsen Lie… Continue reading I took in The Worst Person in the World a second time and found it even more charming

Kimi, Come On!

Kimi’s famous director Steven Soderbergh must have not read David Koepp’s entire screenplay. If he had, he would have seen it was akin to a Lincoln Biography that end with Lincoln went to the theater, then died. Actually, no, but if I told you the ludicrous 15 minute ending of Kimi, then I’d blow my… Continue reading Kimi, Come On!

The Worst Person in the World Got Me out of the Introvert House

The Worst Person in the World is just the ticket for an introvert. Also, a great corpse reviver if you’ve worked on your feet for 6 hours. Put those two bonus points together and you have Roxanne feeling like she could go out at 7:17 pm by herself on a Saturday night. Sure, I went… Continue reading The Worst Person in the World Got Me out of the Introvert House

Marty, Still Relevant After All These Years

Marty, the four time Academy Award winning movie starring Ernest Borgnine holds up 66 years later. Here’s why: People still succumb to peer pressure. Bros before hoes is still a pressure for some boys/men. People fear change and hence, would rather be stuck in a rut and miserable rather than take a chance on rejection/failure.… Continue reading Marty, Still Relevant After All These Years

Hand of God, Bella!

Hand of God, written and directed by Oscar 2022 nominee Paolo Sorrentino, is bella(!), but if you’re not a football/soccer fan, here’s the title explanation. Maradona, one of the greatest soccer players of all time, scored a controversial goal once which was disputed for a hand violation, but then allowed. Later, this was deemed the… Continue reading Hand of God, Bella!