Limbo – One of My Favorite Films and You’ve Probably Never Heard Of It

Written by John SaylesDirected by John Sayles John Sayles seems to be the sort of director people either love or hate. I’ve seen his work over the years without ever really associating it with any particular director. Eight Men Out was always one of my favorite films. With my recent glowing review of Lone Star,Continue reading “Limbo – One of My Favorite Films and You’ve Probably Never Heard Of It”

Movie Review: Armageddon – It’s Growing On Me

Written by Jonathan Hensleigh, J.J. Abrams, Tony Gilroy, Shane Salerno, and Robert Roy PoolDirected by Michael Bay It seems like lately this has been on some cable station every day. Why do I know this? Because my husband insists on watching the cable cuts, commercials and all, despite the fact that we have the DVDContinue reading “Movie Review: Armageddon – It’s Growing On Me”

Movie Review: A League of Their Own – There’s No Crying In Baseball…..

Written by Kim Wilson, Kelly Candaele, Lowell Ganz, and Babaloo MandelDirected by Penny Marshall Having watched movies such as Far From Heaven and Mona Lisa Smile lately, it was very refreshing to pick up the newly released special edition of A League of Their Own. Instead of a film that seems to show how difficultContinue reading “Movie Review: A League of Their Own – There’s No Crying In Baseball…..”

Wonder Woman 1984: I Was Hoping For So Much More (Some Small Spoilers)

I’ve been anticipating this movie for a long time. I loved the first Wonder Woman film and having it set in the era I grew up in just felt like a win all around. The trailer alone gave me optimism about how good this would be. Set in Washington DC in 1984, Diana has ledContinue reading “Wonder Woman 1984: I Was Hoping For So Much More (Some Small Spoilers)”

Movie Review: For Love of the Game – December is a Great Time for a Baseball Movie!

Written by Michael Shaara and Dana StevensDirected by Sam Raimi I’ve been a baseball fan all my life, and a diehard Mets fan all that time. There are few films about baseball that don’t speak to me on some level, and For Love of the Game is no exception. Kevin Costner is Billy Chapel, aContinue reading “Movie Review: For Love of the Game – December is a Great Time for a Baseball Movie!”

Movie Review – Affliction: Or, “Drunk Man Abuses Family in a Small Town”

Written by Russell Banks and Paul SchraderDirected by Paul Schrader It took me several tries to get through this film. I’d tried to watch it once, and pretty much dismissed it when I learned that the movie was actually filmed in Quebec, instead of the a fictional small New Hampshire it is supposed to beContinue reading “Movie Review – Affliction: Or, “Drunk Man Abuses Family in a Small Town””

Under the Tuscan Sun – Sometimes Our Wishes Are Answered in Ways We Don’t Expect

Written by Frances Mayes and Audrey WellsDirected by Audrey Wells I generally hate movies which depict the be-all-to-end-all of a woman’s life as finding “a good man” to settle down with. It just seems to me that I want my daughters to be happy, with or without a partner in their lives, and showing marriageContinue reading “Under the Tuscan Sun – Sometimes Our Wishes Are Answered in Ways We Don’t Expect”

The Manchurian Candidate (2004): The Wrong Time for a Thriller About a Presidential Race?

Written by Richard Condon, George Axelrod, Daniel Pyne, and Dean GeorgarisDirected by Jonathan Demme I hadn’t seen the original Manchurian Candidate until a few months prior to seeing the remake. A discussion around one of my Star Trek reviews was what prompted me to rent the original, so that was still fresh in my mindContinue reading “The Manchurian Candidate (2004): The Wrong Time for a Thriller About a Presidential Race?”

Movie Review – American Gun: James Coburn’s Final Film is Perhaps His Best Performance in Years

Written by Alan JacobsDirected by Alan Jacobs Don’t be fooled by the title. If you think this is a “liberal Hollywood anti-gun propaganda film”, you might be missing a touching story about relationships between people as well as what it takes to work through the difficult times in our lives. James Coburn is Martin Tillman,Continue reading “Movie Review – American Gun: James Coburn’s Final Film is Perhaps His Best Performance in Years”

Movie Review: Philadelphia

Written by Ron NyswanerDirected by Jonathan Demme Although I am thrilled about the “warp speed” vaccine, y’all better thank ACT UP. The efforts that cause this type of fast track are solely because of early AIDS Activists. The juxtaposition with how quickly this happened relative to AIDS is stomach churning. 40 years after its discoveryContinue reading “Movie Review: Philadelphia”