The Great Gatsby: His count of enchanted objects had diminished by one…

The Great Gatsby - 2013 Director Baz Luhrmann Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke Screenplay by Luhrmann and Craig Pearce based on the book by F. Scott Fitzgerald "It was all for her.  The house.  The parties.  Everything." Daisy is his Rosebud.  But she's so much less. The moment his heart was fulfilled was the moment that … Continue reading The Great Gatsby: His count of enchanted objects had diminished by one…

Shame is not the kind of thing you want your kid sibling experiencing

Shame - 2011 Directed by Steve McQueen Starring Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, Nicole Beharie, James Badge Dale Written by McQueen and Abi Morgan At the beginning of Shame, my wife and I were discussing the countenance of Michael Fassbender.  I think that she was pretty close when she compared him to a combination of Campbell Scott and … Continue reading Shame is not the kind of thing you want your kid sibling experiencing

Drive starts out in the fast lane; ends up in the ditch

Drive - 2011 Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn Starring Ryan Gosling, Albert Brooks, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Ron Perlman, Christina Hendricks, Oscar Isaac Written by Hossein Amini based on Drive by James Sallis There is a scene at the beginning of Drive that is as clever as any car chase I have seen.  Acting as driver for a … Continue reading Drive starts out in the fast lane; ends up in the ditch