Skip “Hillbilly Elegy” – a rare Ron Howard flub

Ron Howard is someone whose movies are usually reliably enjoyable without being too horribly fluffy. His adaptation of J.D. Vance's 2016 memoir, however, appears to have dropped the ball. Altho I have not seen the movie (soon to appear on Netflix), these are just a sample of the reviews panning the movie. Surely there's something … Continue reading Skip “Hillbilly Elegy” – a rare Ron Howard flub

A movie to watch that hasn’t gotten enough attention

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/nov/16/and-breathe-normally-iceland-film? My streaming gem: why you should watch And Breathe Normally Continuing our series of writers highlighting lesser-known films available to stream is a recommendation for a humane and thoughtful Icelandic drama Babetida Sadjo and Patrik Nokkvi Petursson in And Breathe Normally, Ísold Uggadóttir’s little-seen but stunning debut feature film from 2018. Photograph: Everett Collection/AlamyGeorge … Continue reading A movie to watch that hasn’t gotten enough attention

Beloved store back from the dead

Whoever thought Tower Records would return? This Beloved '90s Store Is Back From the Dead Fourteen years after filing for bankruptcy, the iconic music chain has found new life online. By Paul Thompson November 16, 2020 Tata Chen / Shutterstock Since it first opened in the back of a Sacramento drugstore in 1960, Tower Records … Continue reading Beloved store back from the dead

Did you know that the NY Times suggests movie double features?

So many periodicals send out emails designed to focus the readers on areas of direct interest. This double bill was contained in just such an email from the New York Times. Your weekly double feature: Gena Rowlands and John Cassavetes Gena Rowlands in a scene from the 1974 John Cassavetes film “A Woman Under the … Continue reading Did you know that the NY Times suggests movie double features?

7 Netflix shows and movies worth watching according to this author

I certainly enjoyed the two of these that I've watched 7 Netflix Shows & Movies You Need to Watch, According to an Entertainment Editor By Philip  Mutz | Nov. 4, 2020 I finally leave the office for the day (aka I close my laptop and move from the bedroom to the living room), I pour … Continue reading 7 Netflix shows and movies worth watching according to this author

If “Queen’s Gambit” pleased, try one of these

I've been posting a lot of items streaming on Netflix.. This list features other platforms as well. https://www.buzzfeed.com/laurengarafano/shows-and-movies-like-the-queens-gambit 16 Underrated Shows And Movies You'll Love Too Or you could just rewatch all of The Queen's Gambit 20 more times.by Lauren Garafano BuzzFeed Staff 1. Emma Anya Taylor-Joy, who plays Beth in The Queen's Gambit, stars … Continue reading If “Queen’s Gambit” pleased, try one of these

Two Hugh’s who have matured well

I'm more familiar with Hugh Grant than Hugh Laurie, but this article is sending me off to view works by both of them. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/oct/30/a-tale-of-two-hughs-laurie-and-grant-reap-the-rewards-of-wisdom? A tale of two Hughs: Laurie and Grant reap the rewards of wisdom Time to delight in watching the two British actors embrace the confidence and success that comes with experience … Continue reading Two Hugh’s who have matured well

George Clooney coming to Netflix in a new movie

https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/nation/midnight-sky-netflix-trailer George Clooney Is the Last Man on Earth in the Trailer for Netflix's 'The Midnight Sky' The sci-fi epic arrives on Netflix on December 23. By Sadie Bell Published on 10/27/2020 at 11:45 AM On more than one account, it's felt like the world was bound to end this year—or if not in 2020, … Continue reading George Clooney coming to Netflix in a new movie

Even with COVID, NYC is the second best city in the world

I began my move to NYC right after 9/11 when some were fleeing, even if only to NJ. I was convinced then, and am convinced now, that this city has the people and the density of conversation to produce solutions for COVID and other complexities faster and in a more appealing format than almost anywhere … Continue reading Even with COVID, NYC is the second best city in the world

Here are two reads about the #1 romantic comedy streaming on Netflix

I'm referring to "Holidate" which is grabbing a lot of viewers on Netflix. As these two articles describe tho, it's not for everyone and certainly not for the younger set. https://www.purewow.com/entertainment/holidate-netflix-review? This New Movie Is Now #1 on Netflix—Here’s My Honest Review (& Why I Wish I Watched it Alone) By Greta Heggeness | Oct. 29, … Continue reading Here are two reads about the #1 romantic comedy streaming on Netflix

NYC still the 2nd best city in the world even after COVID

I began my move to NYC around 9/11 and have yet to find a reason to leave. Despite the (temporary, I hope) destruction of theatre, music performances, and film showings, I'm placing my bet on NYC to develop solutions faster than others and probably also more creative. So this article doesn't surprise me. https://www.silive.com/news/2020/11/new-york-city-ranks-2nd-best-city-in-the-world.html New … Continue reading NYC still the 2nd best city in the world even after COVID