Get Out (*****) is a throwback to another era

If you like mysteries, see this film. If you like character pieces, see this film. If you like playing against expectation, see this film. If you like being scared, see this film. If you like great movies, see this one.

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Enough Said Curbed Enthusiasm

Enough Said - 2013 Writer and Director Nicole Holofcener Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener, Toni Collette, Ben Falcone James Gandolfini had the rare gift of expression through silence.  Or quiet at least.  His voice large as it felt, was low enough that it drew you in, and before you knew it, you were hooked by his wizened smile.  His … Continue reading Enough Said Curbed Enthusiasm

Cool Papa E’s Favorite Comedy Films of All Time

Live action comedy films are inexpensive to make but they are incredibly hard to master.  It's a generally accepted axiom that there is no generally accepted axiom as to what is universally funny.  That said, most makers of comedy barely even try.  Whether it's the rancid Scary Movie franchise, Tim Matheson's  Animal House / Meatballs … Continue reading Cool Papa E’s Favorite Comedy Films of All Time

Forgotten Gem: Elmore Leonard’s Out of Sight – Made of stars

Out of Sight - 1998 Directed by Steven Soderbergh Starring George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames, Steve Zahn, Dennis Farina, Don Cheadle, Albert Brooks, Samuel L. Jackson, Luis Guzman, Isaiah Washington, Catherine Keener, Nancy Allen, Viola Davis, Michael Keaton Screenplay by Scott Frank, based on the novel by Elmore Leonard There was a time, before I was married, when … Continue reading Forgotten Gem: Elmore Leonard’s Out of Sight – Made of stars

Peace, Love and Misunderstanding: Peace, Love, Dope!

Peace, Love and Misunderstanding - 2012 Director Bruce Beresford Starring Catherine Keener, Jane Fonda, Elizabeth Olsen, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chace Crawford, Nat Wolf, Kyle MacLachlan Screenplay by Christina Mengert, Joseph Muszynski I've never been a fan of Jane Fonda, but then, she's never been this bad.  I can't speak with total authority, though.  A few years ago, when she made … Continue reading Peace, Love and Misunderstanding: Peace, Love, Dope!