Was “Boyhood” Worth the Wait?

I have been trying to see Boyhood for nearly half a year now, since its debut at the Sundance Film Festival.… [more]

Was “Boyhood” Worth the Wait? Was "Boyhood" Worth the Wait?

A Coffee in Berlin/Oh Boy (2013)

The debut feature of German director/screenwriter Jan Ole Gerster, A Coffee in Berlin (alternate title-Oh… [more]

A Coffee in Berlin/Oh Boy (2013) A Coffee in Berlin/Oh Boy (2013)

Readers’ Choice: Candice Frederick Asks Me …

[To name some] underrated movies Thanks Candice! You asked a couple of questions that I plan to tackle… [more]

Readers’ Choice: Candice Frederick Asks Me … Readers' Choice: Candice Frederick Asks Me ...

An ILC Look at: Palo Alto (2014)

Based on a collection of short stories written by James Franco (themselves influenced by his own upbringing… [more]

An ILC Look at: Palo Alto (2014) An ILC Look at: Palo Alto (2014)

Now Playing: The Best Man Holiday (2013)

My enjoyment of seeing The Best Man in 1999 predated the founding of this site; as a consequence, I never… [more]

Now Playing: The Best Man Holiday (2013) Now Playing: The Best Man Holiday (2013)

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Was “Boyhood” Worth the Wait?

I have been trying to see Boyhood for nearly half a year now, since its debut at the Sundance Film Festival. As it made its rounds on the festival circuit, opportunity after opportunity was missed, as I tried (in vain) to catch it somewhere … anywhere. After some time, I had therefore concluded that … [Read More...]

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In Honor of La Fête Nationale (Bastile Day)

In honor of La fête nationale, I wanted to share my appreciation French films by sharing a few clips from from French-language film: Le Ballon rouge (My first French film) Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (A rather recent addition thanks to my TCMParty pals) La règle du … [Read More...]

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Now Playing: The Best Man Holiday (2013)

My enjoyment of seeing The Best Man in 1999 predated the founding of this site; as a consequence, I never got around to writing about the film here. Equally unfortunate was the fact that last year's sequel, The Best Man Holiday escaped my notice, and by the time I was ready to check it out at the … [Read More...]

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That Time I Spent an Evening with Eli Wallach …

... well, that is not 100% true. Sure I was there and he was there, but so were about 100 other movie fans and collectors of memorabilia. You are probably wondering the wheres and whys – so gimme a sec, I am getting there ... It was late June 2005 (almost 9 years to the day as a matter of fact), … [Read More...]

A Coffee in Berlin

A Coffee in Berlin/Oh Boy (2013)

The debut feature of German director/screenwriter Jan Ole Gerster, A Coffee in Berlin (alternate title-Oh Boy) was a huge success in its home country, having swept the 2013 German Oscar Awards. A bit light on a true narrative structure, the film walks the audience through a day in the life of a … [Read More...]

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A Tribute to Ruby Dee (1922-2014)

Earlier this month, we lost a good actress and by all account a greater human being. Legendary actress of stage and screen (big and small), Ruby Dee passed away at the age of 91 on June 11th. At least for the bulk of my lifetime, I knew of her through her activism, partnership with husband Ossie … [Read More...]

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An ILC Look at: Palo Alto (2014)

Based on a collection of short stories written by James Franco (themselves influenced by his own upbringing in Palo Alto, California), Palo Alto is a tale of disaffected youth, 'love' and teen angst in suburbia. Sure, this is not an entirely new ground in the canon of teen cinema, but I feel … [Read More...]

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Video Review: What’s Your Number? (2011)

The genesis for this write up is simple. Girlfriends talking about Chris Evans. Trust, the discussion was innocent enough and concluded with my friend recommending that I catch the 2011  film What's Your Number? So I did and here is what I thought about it. Obviously if I cared enough to write … [Read More...]

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Columbia University Film Festival 2014

The Columbia University Film Festival is the annual premiere of thesis short films, feature screenplays and teleplays created by graduate MFA students from Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program. (Source: Columbia University Film Festival website) Held May 2nd-8th at Lincoln Center … [Read More...]

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Keep On Keepin’ On (TFF 2014)

My final individual entry for my recap of this year's Tribeca Film Festival is the documentary Keep On Keepin' the awesome documentary about the life and times of jazz pioneer and nonogenarian, Clark Terry. A gifted trumpeter in his own right, he took his greatest pride in mentoring young … [Read More...]

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Love and Engineering (TFF 2014)

The title (Love & Engineering) and the premise (Is there an algorithm for love?) sounded so enticing, I knew this would be on my must-see list at Tribeca this year. In brief, Bulgarian engineering student Atanas  lives in Finland and has decided that he has  found the "solution" to finding … [Read More...]