“There’s two types of people in the world, hammers and nails. You need to decide which you’re going to be.”
“Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of, who can do the things no one can imagine.”
“If your Nerve, deny you—
Go above your Nerve—”
Emily Dickinson and Cheryl Strayed
Sometimes those who seem the strongest or most powerful are actually the most fragile.
When is a western movie not a Western?
“This family is a fucking Picasso painting.”
or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
I have a theory about families. Every family is dysfunctional. It’s just a matter to what degree. And when it comes to the Altmans in Sean Levy’s movie This Is Where I Leave You the dysfunction is up there a bit. Let me summarize the family and their stresses/dysfunctions for you. Hillary (Jane […]
This year I was fortunate enough to attend the 41st annual Telluride Film Festival. At the festival I saw my fair share of outstanding films (Foxcatcher, Birdman, etc.) one movie reached me in a more profound way: Yann Demange’s ’71. Perhaps I should preface this review by mentioning that I come (at least in […]
“Jersey Boys” is Clint Eastwood’s film adaption of the stage play about band, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. This is the story of how the band became a band and where the music came from. If you love the music, as I do, then you will enjoy this story of getting away from […]