Just Getting Started tells the story of Duke Diver (Morgan Freeman), a lovable hustler in the Villa Capri retirement home in Sarasota, Florida. The manager of Villa Capri, Duke’s desire is to forget about his past and make life one big party for himself and his residents. However, when a mysterious stranger named Leo (Tommy… [Read More]
The demise of the Western has been greatly exaggerated. But in one seven-episode swoop, writer/director/creator Scott Frank has brought back the greatest of American cinematic icons on the small screen. Starring Jeff Daniels as the nastiest villain anyone has cooked up in awhile, and telling the tale of a female-only town, Godless has a wonderful, dreadful story… [Read More]
When I saw this film at AFI Fest, it played to a packed house. It wasn’t one of the films I was especially looking forward to. But I found it enjoyable in the absurd humor and the idiocy of the characters.
Alice Kinney (Reese Witherspoon) needs a reboot and gets the fresh start she never expected in Home Again, a comedy-drama that marks the debut of writer/director Hallie Meyers-Shyer. Meyer-Shyer is the daughter of writer/directors Charles Shyer and Nancy Meyers (Father of the Bride, The Parent Trap, What Women Want), continuing in making films that entertain and point an ironic… [Read More]
The choices we make compose the fabric of our lives. We should make them wisely.
David Lynch took back the writer/director’s chair for the eighteen hours of Showtime’s return to Twin Peaks, Washington, delivering an absolutely disjointed and unsettling chapter in the legendarily weird Twin Peaks franchise. Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series drops viewers into the action of the previous series (1990-91), where it left off last – Agent Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) is… [Read More]
Boasting a cast that includes Steve Carrell, Kristen Wiig, Julie Andrews, Steve Coogan, Miranda Cosgrove, Trey Parker, Jenny Slate, and others, Despicable Me 3 finds Gru working for the Anti-Villain League … briefly. This allows Gru, his wife Lucy, and the adorable children they’ve adopted to meet Gru’s long-lost brother, Dru. And Dru wants Gru’s help to… [Read More]
In Warner Brothers’ latest Hitchcock collection, audiences everywhere can see fifteen of the Master of Suspense’s greatest creations in Alfred Hitchcock: The Ultimate Collection. This particular collection allows fans of Hitchcock to see Psycho, The Birds, Vertigo, Rear Window, North by Northwest, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Marnie, Saboteur, Shadow of a Doubt, Rope, The… [Read More]
I saw this film on Thanksgiving weekend, and it was amazingly appropriate. So much of our time is spent being oblivious to the many things we have because we so often focus on the things we do not have. That is very much Lady Bird’s experience with the world.
For anyone who was unclear about the greatness of Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones seems to have crushed the remaining doubts. But since The Station Agent, his roles in film have been mostly peripheral (Xmen: Days of Future Past might be the exception). Now, in Rememory, Dinklage leads us on a science fiction lark that has plenty to ask us… [Read More]