Wild (*****) is a beautiful loser

Vallée has made a vast improvement over his good but not great film Dallas Buyer's Club. Where the first film made took the warts out of the protagonist's past and present to make him into a saint-like figure of AIDS research, this film leaves all of Strayed's bad traits right there, and we benefit from them by seeing someone we can identify with who will not be curing cancer or any other disease. She's just learning to live with what she's done and who she is now. This is something we all could learn.

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Brooklyn (*****) if only every girl was Irish this way

Brooklyn - 2015 Director John Crowley Screenplay Nick Hornby based on the book by Colm Tóibín Starring Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, Fiona Glasscott, Jessica Paré There is a symmetry and beauty in the art in Brooklyn that is rarely seen in film. It's a straightforward story of the complicated dream of immigration that takes place … Continue reading Brooklyn (*****) if only every girl was Irish this way

Forgotten Gem: High Fidelity is like singing in your sleep

High Fidelity - 2000 Directed by Stephen Frears Starring John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Lisa Bonet, Jack Black, Todd Luiso, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, Catherine Zeta-Jones Screenplay D.V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink, Scott Rosenberg and Cusack taken from the novel by Nick Hornby Mix tapes.  They've been lost in time, replaced playlists on iTunes.  It's not the same.  There was a time … Continue reading Forgotten Gem: High Fidelity is like singing in your sleep