Archive | January 2013

You are browsing the site archives by date.

The Cronenberg Chronicle-Phase Ten: Dead Ringers (1988)

This is it. The one. The masterpiece. It was the very first David Cronenberg film that I actively sought out–and the entry in his canon that made me a DC junkie. Is it ironic that all three main characters either are or become junkies? Well, it’s fitting. Because after tasting “Dead Ringers” for the first time back […]

Amour

Nominated for Best Picture at the 85th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Director(Michael Haneke) at the 85th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Actress(Emmanuelle Riva) at the 85th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Original Screenplay(Michael Haneke) at the 85th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 85th Annual Academy […]

Phantom 25!!!

Who woulda thunk it? A Broadway musical running for a quarter of a century! There have been over 10,000 performances. And how the heck did I get into it two weeks after it opened for around 40 bucks! True story that was accomplished on a whim—thanks Mom! It was really all her. In January 1988, I […]

5 Broken Cameras & Searching for Sugar Man

Both are Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 85th Annual Academy Awards  Seeing a Best Documentary Feature nominee at a Bergen County, New Jersey movie theater is becoming increasingly impossible. I believe the last time I actually accomplished it was when I attended “Super Size Me” in 2004. Or was it “Enron: The Smartest […]

Les Miserables

Nominated for Best Picture at the 85th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Actor(Hugh Jackman)at the 85th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Supporting Actress(Anne Hathaway)at the 85th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Original Song(“Suddenly”)at the 85th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Costume Design at the 85th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Makeup […]

Cloud Atlas

I’m really not sure what to make of it, so I’m a bit stuck on how to properly review it. Without question, I was lost more than once, and it seems a major mistake on my part to have not watched this in a solo sitting. It is highly likely that I will give “Cloud […]

The Girl on HBO

Sienna Miller rocks the house as Tippi Hedren, the object of Alfred Hitchcock’s obsession in “The Girl”. She creates a stunning character that’s part impersonation and part terrific re-acting. She’s equal portions vulnerable, strident, proud and compliant. I loved what she did with her performance, and she’s quite beautiful in portraying the inexperienced star of […]