The Meyerowitz family has spent their lives talking past each other. How can they find ways to say the important things that must be said? Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) is a comic, yet painful look at a family that must struggle to get past a lifetime of the barriers they have built between each other.
Seventy years ago, The Miracle on 34th Street delivered a tale of Kris Kringle that put faith and belief on trial. Nominated for Best Picture, it won Oscars for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Edmund Gwenn (Kris Kringle), Best Writing, Original Story for Valentine Davies, and Best Writing, Screenplay. Considered historically significant in the… [Read More]
John Irvin may be better known for Hamburger Hill and Raw Deal, but in City of Industry, he moves several big-name actors through their paces circa 1997. In this tale of crime and revenge, the elder brother must go on the hunt for the getaway driver who gunned down his younger brother and their friend in a jewelry heist… [Read More]
Winnie the Pooh was selected as the most popular children’s book of all time. But there is an intriguing backstory to the whole phenomenon.
To say last week was a rough one is an understatement. The grief over Las Vegas, the desperation coming out of Puerto Rico, and the overall tone of global conversations permeated the majority of my waking hours. I sat for days trying to find a way to bring something inspired out of Indiana Jones and… [Read More]