A Good Baby – Good vs. Evil in Appalachia

Written by Leon Rooke and Katherine DieckmannDirected by Katherine Dieckmann Every now and then I come across a movie I never heard of and wonder why. A Good Baby is one of those films. Party mystery and part character study, it features some familiar actors reaching for some terrific performances. Henry Thomas is Raymond Toker,Continue reading “A Good Baby – Good vs. Evil in Appalachia”

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: 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…..”

The River Wild – Beautiful Scenery and the Wrong Story?

Written by Denis O’NeillDirected by Curtis Hanson Although much of the plot of The River Wild is inherently predictable, there are enough twists that coupled with some terrific performances make this film worth viewing. I had caught part of this movie recently on cable, and wondered why I hadn’t watched it in some time, soContinue reading “The River Wild – Beautiful Scenery and the Wrong Story?”

Matewan – How Many Have Given Their Lives in the Struggle for Workers’ Rights?

Written by John SaylesDirected by John Sayles One of the most telling lines in this John Sayles film about real events is “You ain’t men to that coal company‚Ķ” For that is the way workers were at the time; merely numbers to the well-off who profited on the backs of the working man. Right now,Continue reading “Matewan – How Many Have Given Their Lives in the Struggle for Workers’ Rights?”