The Great Beauty

The beginning party scene was one of the most exhilarating film openers in a while. Especially when Tom Servillo melted onto the screen the way that he did. But the take-down scene you can view in the following video, that was one for the eternal books. I hadn’t heard a movie delivery that struck me like…

Carrying On

A toast to younger generations of parents who will carry on the more elegant traditions of the Christmas season for their children. Hats off to those who will choose to bypass the modern media that highlight holiday family fights to snicker over. Instead, they will happily share films void of crude jokes and foul behaviors.…

Ahh..

There’s nothing that needs to be said, really. Just simply sitting back and enjoying the movies in your mind to the music seems good enough to me.

A Most Unique Gift

When I hear people proclaim that they’ve never experienced a fine foreign film , I feel a sense of loss for them. As if they announced they’d never made love or bathed in the glow of a setting sun. What a perfect gift it could be-taking a friend by the hand and showing them an…

Pennies Slide Again

It’s Benny Goodman’s “Benny Rides Again”. You can hear the sweet original in the following video I was enjoying a remix and pondering cynical thoughts over our holiday hypocrisies. So, I threw together a little something.  

Another Ridiculous Back Patting Ceremony

I’m watching another show of back patting & celebrity glorification. The outgoing POTUS, honoring a group of individuals with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It was meant to honor exceptional civilian contributions. You can look it up via link -history on Presidential Medal of Freedom.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Presidential_Medal_of_Freedom_recipients ..not for being clever singers or athletes who broke backboards.…