5 Things ~ The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

“Women named Lucy are always being imposed upon but, Lucia, there’s a name for a amazon, for a queen.” – Captain Daniel Gregg Why hello there and welcome back to my movie blog. A page I have unfortunately left a bit neglected. I often find myself getting ideas but then having the wind leave my…

Moonstruck (1987)

“Twice I took the name of the Lord in vain, once I slept with the brother of my fiancee, and once I bounced a check at the liquor store, but that was really an accident.” – Loretta Castorini Moonstruck does quite a successful job at pulling double duty. It is both a romantic comedy and…

The ‘Burbs (1989)

“I hate cul-de-sacs. There’s only one way out, and the people are kind of weird.” – Vic the Garbageman The 1980s were a generally wild time in the age of media and culture. The rather back to basics vibe of the 1970s was discarded for an extravaganza of styles and pop culture. One can almost…

Young Frankenstein (1974)

“For as long as I can remember people have hated me. They looked at my face and my body and they ran away in horror. In my loneliness I decided that if I could not inspire love, which is my deepest hope, I would instead cause fear. I live because this poor half-crazed genius, has…

Snowy Day in the Neighborhood

Jeremy recently obtained the latest album from Bob Dylan, it plays in the background as I write. It’s very good. Calming, and serene. It is the end of October yet it is snowing outside. I’m still getting used to Canada’s early start to winter, it may not be my favorite type of weather but what…

Musings on Greta Gerwig

Greta Gerwig may only have just two self-directed films (not including a co-director) but the talent shines through in a blinding way. I wanted to briefly talk about Gerwig in honor of her birthday today on August 4th. I think she is brillant, immensely cool and a superb artist. I may be waxing it on…

Five Film Picks for Getting Away While Youโ€™re Stuck at Home

Times are weird right now and staying in and having plans cancelled almost every day can easily get you down. If you are someone like me and look forward to winter’s end for the dawn of spring and summer it can be extra tough. Hopefully things get back to normal sooner rather than later and…

Miss Americana (2020)

“A nice girl doesn’t force her opinions on people. A nice girl smiles and waves and says thank you. I became the person everyone wanted me to be.” – Taylor Swift from Miss Americana Documentaries done on famous people that are intimate and made in collaboration with the subject can often be scrutinized. People may…