Well, I’ve finally seen one – The Water Diviner – by Russell Crowe which was quite good. It was a good story, well acted and was tasteful. It was interesting and thoughtful, not amateur at all. However two offerings which will remain nameless by James Franco and Robert Duvall were none of the above and quite ill thought out with profanity and shock for shock sake. In Duvall’s offering there were so many people off the street who had no presence. James Franco’s offering was very to say the least icky… yuckiness is not arty…..
Actor directed movies Sunday, Aug 2 2015
new work Wednesday, Jul 22 2015
Woman in Gold Friday, Jul 10 2015
Helen Mirren’s acting is always special. A very interesting account of a true story. Gustav Klimt ‘s work as an artist is always stunning also. The atrocities of the Third Reich figure into the story. I think the way the story ends is indeed just and the generosity of Maria Altman makes the painting available to many at a New York gallery.
Check out bonanza for beads and jewelry Friday, Jul 3 2015
Last Knights Thursday, Jul 2 2015
Some very powerful performances by Morgan Freeman and Clive Owen. Both are just superb actors. Very well directed flick with quite a serious undertone. I really believed the portrayal of Clive Owen’s character and his wife. The ups and downs of true love. Bravo!
The Nick Monday, Jun 22 2015
This grows on one. Clive Owen is very good in this. It is a little gory but clearly shows how far medicine has come since then. It also shows how time and tide proves that accepted practices can be wrong. I couldn’t believe the practice of removing a woman’s teeth was a treatment for mental illness. It’s a bit of a Dr. House way back when with a darker and more serious overtone. The difference is that Dr. Thackery is very innovative coming up with new techniques. Medical life at the beginning of the 20th Century. Stephen Soderbergh is a masterful director.
Into the Woods Monday, Jun 15 2015
Yes, Meryl Streep is great…. But I didn’t like the film that much. Some things are sacred – and the end of the film twists the stories in a way that was not satisfying to me. The songs weren’t showstoppers. For what its worth that’s my opinion.
Blindsided Sunday, Jun 14 2015
Available for home rental and it is a well crafted thriller. With Michael Keaton as a sadistic thug looking for money and diamonds. Some twists and turns and the blind heroine. I screamed more than once in surprise.
Crater Lake, Oregon Tuesday, Jun 9 2015
This is a gorgeous and slightly spooky place. Was there yesterday. It was wonderful weather. Visit if you can.
Cake Monday, Jun 1 2015
Possibly the best thing I have seen from Jennifer Anniston. No wonder she was nominated. A quiet deep look at deep pain. But I guess I see the end as an awakening. Strangely enough it is not really depressing. Not a fast paced action thriller, but I prefer a probing look at pain, emotional and physical. Bravo!