…Switch Tempo

If predictions and past trends are to be trusted, then in all likelihood, “Whiplash,” will not bring home the big prize at this year’s Osacrs. However, if you’re a fan of jazz or even just small stories told really well, then “Whiplash,” will probably be one of your favorites of this year’s nominees. Directed by…

…have a grand vision

It’s about halfway through (more or less) Baz Luhrmann’s latest incarnation of “The Great Gatsby” that our narrator, Nick (Tobey Maguire), remarks on Gatsby’s, “extraordinary gift for hope.” Apart from being a line that many of us probably vaguely recall being highlighted by our high school literature teacher (and occurs much earlier in the book),…