Movies I’ve Recently Seen: The Big Sick, The Little Hours, and Tom Jones

Here's another three movies I've seen recently. A The Big Sick (2017), California Theater (Berkeley) This romantic comedy/drama is like no other I've seen. For one thing, it's based on a true story, written by the couple it happened to, and stars half of that real-life couple. Also, the plot is entirely unique. Boy meets girl. … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: The Big Sick, The Little Hours, and Tom Jones

Dawson City: A Hidden Treasure Trove in an Artic Swimming Pool

C+ Film history documentary Directed by Bill Morrison In 1978, Michael Gates of Dawson City stumbled on a huge collection of 35mm nitrate film, buried in a former swimming pool below a torn-down ice rink. The once-thriving Yukon mining town sits less than 200 miles south of the Arctic Circle. The film stock was much … Continue reading Dawson City: A Hidden Treasure Trove in an Artic Swimming Pool

Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Baby Driver, L’Atalante, & Marriage Italian Style

Three move movies I've seen recently - at home and in theaters. A Baby Driver (2017), Shattuck Cinemas This very entertaining crime thriller provides some of the best choreographed action I've seen in years. More importantly, it's built around an engaging and original character. Baby (Ansel Elgort) is a very young and extremely talented getaway driver. … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Baby Driver, L’Atalante, & Marriage Italian Style

13 Minutes: The difference between life and death in Nazi Germany

A- Historical drama Written by Léonie-Claire Breinersdorfer and Fred Breinersdorfer Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel This spellbinding and sometimes gruesome story about Nazi Germany feels very relevant today. It's a must see, even though it will probably turn your stomach. No matter how much you like 13 Minutes, you probably won't want to see it twice. … Continue reading 13 Minutes: The difference between life and death in Nazi Germany