…head for the hills

There are some movies that you watch, enjoy, and move on from. Then there are those that you watch, wonder if you enjoyed, and then contemplate that question for the next six days (and counting). Guess which one “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” is? Of course, I’d expected nothing less from the latest…

…Buy In

“The Big Short” is a film that it’s nearly impossible to go into without expectations. Whether you’ve read the book or not, all of us lived through and were touched by these events in one way or another. That being said, my expectations for this film were that I was going to walk out of the…

…liberate

Inalienable rights. It’s a term that’s at the very core of our country’s belief system. We’re brought up on it. It’s brought out for every political moment, heated news network argument, and has (sadly) become a bit of a catch-all for ill-informed pundits trying to make a point they have no right making. The words…

…get on base

Baseball, the great American pastime, it’s an object of affection and admiration for many, not to mention the subject matter of oh so many films. It’s a nearly perfect vessel for almost any story arc:  Rags to riches, overcoming hardship,  achieving greatness, falling from grace, hitting bottom, then overcoming your self-inflicted hardships in order to…

…take root

Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” is a beautiful and memorable film.  It’s epic in its storytelling but small in its focus. The story of Jack O’Brien (Sean Penn), and consequently his parents Mr. and Mrs. O’Brien (Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain) is recalled within the much broader context of the history of the universe….