Archive for the 'Movies' Category

The Gone Girl Movie

I loved the book and I love David Fincher but I did not love this movie. The tone was wrong. The book is a romp. A devilish delight that you cannot put down. You ride the plot twists like a roller coaster and forget about it when it’s finished, just like your afternoon at the […]

Frances Ha

I’m blown away. Where was this movie when I was that age? Then again, if this were 1979 “Frances Ha” would be famous. It was expensive to make a film, going was the national pastime, we retreated from the theatre to bars to discuss them and we still believed art, if it couldn’t change our […]

The Sarah Polley Movie

Used to be movies came on like a lion and then disappeared. Music entered the scene like a lamb and lasted. But no more. Records were all about traction, how could you get something to stick. Movies were about getting people into the theatre right away. At first, there was no television for reruns, the […]

A Star Is Born

I came for the fantasy. Last night I stumbled into Felice’s house and she was watching “A Star Is Born” on TCM. I was instantly hooked because this is the way it was, when the stars were bigger and life in Los Angeles was better. I spent the latter half of the seventies at the […]