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This is 40 AKA Life Is Going to Suck


Heads up, every once in a while a movie hits me in such a way that my review turns into a rant and Judd Apatow’s This Is 40 is going to be one of those reviews. 514 more words


Lost in Millennial America

“It’s a nowhere road! It goes nowhere!”  -Albert Brooks playing David Howard in Lost in America

This is it. If anyone is trying to understand the so-called Millennial generation, this pretty much sums it up. 359 more words

Classic Movies

Movie review: "Broadcast News" (1987)

“You know, I’m just old enough to be flattered by the term ‘early retirement’.”

“That’s wonderful. What a lovely line. Now, if there’s anything I can do for you…” 2,152 more words


310 - AFI Fest Day One

When I went to the Los Angeles Film Festival back in June I didn’t really know what to expect. It was my first fest experience, and it ended up being a good way to start; the films were all very small – and I hadn’t heard of any of them beforehand – but I still saw some great stuff. 948 more words


Film Review: 'A Most Violent Year'

When “New York, New York” lyricist Fred Ebb wrote that immortal line, “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere,” it’s doubtful he imagined the life-or-death stakes such sentiments take on in “A Most Violent Year,” an ’80s-era NYC crime drama in which just making it from one day to the next seems like a major accomplishment. 1,210 more words


Film Review: Drive - Radio 1 Rescore

I was hollow-stomached with worry when I heard about this reworking.  It took some courage to press play.

It’s only a few months ago that I watched the film with its original soundtrack and it was an experience rich with wonder, heartache, fear, delight and desolation.  1,025 more words

Film & Vision

3 things about Albert Brooks' MODERN ROMANCE

Modern Romance

1. ‘Lude dialing.
2. Clump of vitamins, thud.
3. “Alright. But a kiss is more important than life.”

3 other things.