Mank

Old Hollywood is brilliantly brought to life in David Fincher’s fascinating true story entitled Mank, written by Fincher’s late father Jack. This amazing period-piece centers on drunken washed-up screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman) who pretty much single-handedly wrote Orson Welles’ magnum opus Citizen Kane (released in 1941) yet was almost white-washed from receiving properContinue reading “Mank”

2 Top Original Netflix Series

Since quality feature film releases are so limited these days due to COVID-19, many amusement seekers including myself are investing their time in series watching. Two Netflix grim-reaper picks worth considering are After Life, and Dead to Me. Both have a similar premise but differ in their approach. Let’s start the discussion and find outContinue reading “2 Top Original Netflix Series”

Lincoln

On the eve of the U.S. Inauguration, and with the country’s mounting divisiveness reaching a colossal destructive breakpoint, discussing legendary director Steven Spielberg’s 2012 historical drama Lincoln seems wholly appropriate. Racking up twelve Oscar nominations, including a win in the Best Actor Category for Daniel Day Lewis’ brilliant portrayal of Abraham Lincoln, this film focusesContinue reading “Lincoln”

Four True Law Netflix Picks: Operation Finale, The Trial of the Chicago 7, The Children Act, The Laundromat

True stories make for fantastic movies, especially when law-and-order are part of the topography. Given my love of factual pieces, and the recent climate of anarchy vs. authority, I thought discussing some good legal-eagle Netflix picks would be a good way to kick off the New Year. The four movies I have selected are allContinue reading “Four True Law Netflix Picks: Operation Finale, The Trial of the Chicago 7, The Children Act, The Laundromat”

Five Fabulous Netflix Picks! System Crasher, Lost Girls, Hillbilly Elegy, The Land of Steady Habits & Private Life

As a traditionalist I prefer to view movies at the theater, but since COVID-19 hit watching films has transformed from the big-screen to my laptop screen. Given the limited number of new releases I thought it would be fun to discuss a series of interesting Netflix picks and their take-away life lessons. I have selectedContinue reading “Five Fabulous Netflix Picks! System Crasher, Lost Girls, Hillbilly Elegy, The Land of Steady Habits & Private Life”

It’s a Wonderful Life

This 1946 Frank Capra Christmas classic is based on the short story entitled The Greatest Gift (published in booklet form by Philip Van Doren Stern in 1943) and is the ultimate feel-good holiday movie with many great life lessons. Just what we need during these trying times with so many people feeling discontented over COVID-19Continue reading “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Eurovision

Watching a lighthearted comedy like Eurovision, especially during these difficult times, can serve as much needed food for the soul. This fatuous yet uplifting film set in Iceland has wacky Will Ferrell (Lars Erickssong) and the ever-so-lovely Canadian actress Rachael McAdams (Sigrit Ericksdottir) battling it out to qualify for a chance to have their bandContinue reading “Eurovision”

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

To christen the start of my second year as a movie blogger, I thought my first post should reflect something even deeper than sifting through the meaning of life through the movies we watch and open up the dialogue about what good is the meaning of life if we have no sustenance, no planet, andContinue reading “David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet”

Forrest Gump (1st Year Anniversary!)

Today I celebrate the one-year anniversary of my movie blog, and in the spirit of endeavoring to find the meaning of life through the movies we watch only a momentous modern-day classic like Forrest Gump will do. Twenty-five years ago this cinematic landmark cleaned up at the Oscars with thirteen nominations and six wins, includingContinue reading “Forrest Gump (1st Year Anniversary!)”