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!)”

Dunkirk (Remembrance Day)

To mark Remembrance Day 2020 with our COVID-19 reality in mind, it seems only fitting to showcase the extraordinary true wartime story that epically recounts the crushing despair felt by 400,000 British, French, Belgium (and Canadian) troops when hopelessly trapped in isolation on the beaches of Dunkirk. I love this film as it really setsContinue reading “Dunkirk (Remembrance Day)”

The Shining 40 Years On (Halloween Special)

Halloween 2020 is near!! The scariest day of the year and not just because it’s my birthday! With the entire world simultaneously living the same horrific isolation-induced COVID-19 nightmare this Halloween is truly the most terrifying ever! Therefore only the most frightening ultimate-seclusion movie will do. Hence ‘The Shining’ it is. Released May 23rd 1980Continue reading “The Shining 40 Years On (Halloween Special)”