Forgotten Gems: Clueless (*****) brings the fun of love alive

Clueless - 1995 Writer and Director Amy Heckerling Starring Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd, Donald Faison, Breckin Meyer, Dan Hedaya, Jeremy Sisto, Wallace Shawn Screenplay based on Emma by Jane Austen It's remarkable how fresh and vibrant Amy Heckerling's Clueless felt while I watched it with my wife and my oldest daughter last night. The jokes were still funny, the fashion was beautifully … Continue reading Forgotten Gems: Clueless (*****) brings the fun of love alive

CPE, Em and El: The Princess Bride – As You Wish

The Princess Bride - 1987 Director Rob Reiner Starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, André the Giant, Christopher Guest, Fred Savage, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, Mel Smith, Peter Cook, Peter Falk Screenplay William Goldman There may be no more perfect story told for the benefit of an entire family than The … Continue reading CPE, Em and El: The Princess Bride – As You Wish

Admission is smartly compassionate

Admission - 2013 Directed by Paul Weitz Starring Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Michael Sheen, Lily Tomlin, Wallace Shawn, Nat Wolff, Gloria Reuben, Tavaris Spears Screenplay Karen Croner based on Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz The gift that Tina Fey brings to her movies is not limited to laughs.  It's straight up compassion.  Her characters are often self-depreciating, but intelligent.  Maybe what she … Continue reading Admission is smartly compassionate