Two Against the World (1932)

Adele (Constance Bennett) belongs to the rich Hamilton family, which is being sued by the family of a workman who died while working on one of their properties. Neil Hamilton (ha – Hamilton – I wonder what made them think of him for this film!) plays David Norton, the lawyer representing the deceased workman’s family. He […]

I, Tonya (2017)

Last year, when I posted about LA LA LAND, I raved about its trailer. I loved the “City of Stars” trailer for that movie – it was fucking fantastic. This was not the case for I, TONYA. The trailer frightened me when I saw it for the first time. Not in a horror sort of way – […]

The Post (2017)

Meryl Streep is magnificent as Kay Graham. The subtlety with which she plays the scenes where Kay is struggling to find her voice is absolutely marvelous. All of the raving that people do about the greatness of Meryl Streep is warranted, and don’t ever let anyone tell you differently. She is one of a kind. […]

The Rage of Paris (1938)

Directed by Henry Koster. Danielle Darrieux’s first Hollywood film. Nicole (Darrieux) wants to be a model. She tries to imposter her way into a modeling gig, but fails because she accidentally swipes the information of one of the modeling agency’s advertising partners, rather than the information of a photographer. DF2 (Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.) is Jim […]

To Sir, With Love (1967)

The opening credits to this are so ’60s – both in terms of text design & music. Bleh. Screenplay by, produced by, & directed by James Clavell. Wow! Look at you go! Mark Thackeray (Sidney Poitier) arrives mid school year as a replacement teacher for one who gave up and ran away. Mr. Thackeray is a […]

Molly’s Game (2017)

Okay, here’s the thing about this movie – I really do not care about any of the other aspects of filmmaking, when it comes to this particular film – save for one: the screenplay. I don’t care about anything else, because Aaron Sorkin wrote the screenplay, and anything he writes is worth my & anyone else’s […]

Call Me By Your Name (2017)

Timothée Chalamet (Elio) knocked this movie out of the fucking park. Armie Hammer (Oliver) was pretty great, and Michael Stuhlbarg (Mr. Perlman, Elio’s father) was stellar, too – but wow, did Timothée Chalamet knock it out of the park. I’m not sure whose idea it was to close the movie the way they did – […]