The Hustler (****) / The Color Of Money (*****): Who owns this place?

The Hustler - 1961 Director Robert Rossen Starring Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, Jake LaMotta, Michael Constantine Screenplay Sidney Carroll & Rossen based on The Hustler by Walter Tevis In an era where film was often an extension of the stage, The Hustler plays as exactly that. It is an exceptional meditation of … Continue reading The Hustler (****) / The Color Of Money (*****): Who owns this place?

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CPE & Em: Oz the Great and Powerful (****) fits like a glove

Oz the Great and Powerful - 2012 Directed by Sam Raimi Starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff, Bill Cobbs, Joey King Screenplay by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire based on the books by L. Frank Baum It was a movie that I had no idea needed to be made.  There are 14 books written … Continue reading CPE & Em: Oz the Great and Powerful (****) fits like a glove