Posts Categorized: Movies

WHAT WOULD LORENZO DO?

BATMAN dresses up like a bat to fight crime. Isn’t that just a little absurd? Not if you ask Christopher Nolan. His Batman is deadly serious. Just listen to his voice.
But if you ask Lorenzo Semple Jr? Then you end up with the Adam West BATMAN TV series of the ‘60s. Now, I ask you, which is more true to life?

LOST ANGELES

Los Angeles has been destroyed and laid to waste in more movies than any city other that Tokyo. But unlike New York and Rome and London, when L.A. gets wrecked, nobody feels that twinge in the heart that comes with losing a beloved landmark. When Los Angeles gets the post-apocalyptic treatment, it usually gets better. Why is that?

A CHRISTMAS CAROL… WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE?

A CHRISTMAS CAROL… WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE?  It’s that time of year.  You can’t away from it.  Ebenezer Scrooge is on every channel.  I watched two version of the Dickens tale just last night.  Which is your favorite?   I don’t imagine you’ve seen this one.  It’s one of many silent versions, this one starring… Continue Reading A CHRISTMAS CAROL… WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE? »

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS & “THE SHOALS OF HERRING”

The Coen Brothers new film INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS is a moody portrait of Greenwich Village in 1961. Beautifully art directed, it re-creates the world of the Folk Revival with such vividness you can practically smell the sweat and cigarette smoke. The music (produced by the great T-Bone Burnett) is captured in such loving, simple way…. Continue Reading INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS & “THE SHOALS OF HERRING” »