Sad as I was to see Barry Rothman move off to Denver, he did leave me with great classic film knowledge, goading me to watch “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?”, “Stranger on a Train” and “Top Hat”, just to name a few. And now as one door closes, another opens with our new bookseller… Continue reading Booksellers Who Suggest Movies: Ghost Story
The most exciting thing about The Old Man & the Gun was Tom Waits in the one scene he was allowed to speak. He tells a funny story about his macho step-dad on Christmas Eve. The scene was unfortunately only five minutes out of the 1 hour and 33 minute running time. So again, I… Continue reading Is the Paint Dry Yet? The Old Man & the Gun
I sought out The Assassination of Jesse James after being blown away by Casey Affleck in Manchester by the Sea. I was fully aware that Casey had ‘been around the block’, but hadn’t been able to suffer through the violent films he usually participated in. But first, do you ever wonder what happens to your… Continue reading The Assassination of Jesse James: a History Lesson
#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!
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