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Nov 09 2011

MOVIE REVIEW: J.EDGAR

By | November 9th, 2011|Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies|2 Comments

J.EDGAR-- Clint Eastwood's latest directorial effort--is a mess from every point of view with the exception of Leonardo DiCaprio. He is one brave actor. As J. Edgar Hoover-- the creator and first chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation-- DiCaprio survives despite layers of makeup, a melodramatic jumble of a script, bad accents, and tonal [...]

Oct 02 2011

MOVIE REVIEW: 50/50! PLUS– MY FALL MOVIE PREVIEW!

By | October 2nd, 2011|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Epic & Historical, Fantasy, Movies, Romance, Thriller, War|0 Comments

I just became a contributor to EXHALE magazine and here's my first article all about the Fall Movie Season beginning with 50/50! (Ironically I am also a 3X cancer survivor, and am the subject of a separate feature story in the same issue of EXHALE about that experience.) Now that the car crashes of summer [...]

Dec 19 2010

The BEST MOVIE of the year: THE KING’S SPEECH

By | December 19th, 2010|Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies|2 Comments

The queen's English has nothing on THE KING'S SPEECH. This is quite simply the best film of the year, and I think this true story has gotten short shrift, despite its 7 Golden Globe nominations, which it deserves. Colin Firth stars as the Duke of York("Bertie" to his family)and younger brother of King Edward VIII [...]

Nov 08 2010

MOVIE ROUND UP

By | November 8th, 2010|Drama, Epic & Historical, Joyce's Choices, Movies|0 Comments

I have not dropped off the face of the earth. I have been so swamped--just closed down mom's house in Connecticut and moved her up here. But have managed to see a bunch of things in recent days, and can share them briefly. MOVIES: THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST the third film adaptation [...]

Oct 12 2010

MOVIE REVIEW: SECRETARIAT

By | October 12th, 2010|Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Movies|2 Comments

(Secretariat winning the Triple Crown June 9,1973) I just saw SECRETARIAT. The horse deserved a better movie. You have to know I love Secretariat. I have articles about the horse written by the great Bill Nack under my bed. I know arcane little details about the greatest racehorse of all time-like he had a perfect [...]

Oct 10 2010

MOVIE REVIEW: THE SOCIAL NETWORK

By | October 10th, 2010|Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies|2 Comments

I finally saw THE SOCIAL NETWORK--and kept saying to myself as I watched, why didn't I think of that??? Is it worth four stars? Maybe 3 1/2. Is it engrossing? Yes... especially the speed and acuteness of the dialogue, and the maniacal focus and narcissism of the protagonist, Harvard sophomore Mark Zuckerberg(brilliantly embodied by Jesse [...]

Dec 05 2009

MOVIE REVIEW: INVICTUS

By | December 5th, 2009|Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies|0 Comments

I love Matt Damon. I loved him in INVICTUS. I love Clint Eastwood, director. I did NOT love INVICTUS. It's one of the biggest disappointments of the "serious" movie season to date. The trailer and the premise promise a great, inspiring drama about Nelson Mandela's attempt to heal apartheid-riven South Africa by focusing efforts on [...]