Why any human being would sit at home on a Sunday night and watch a bunch of zillionaire Hollywood actors and actresses pat themselves and one another on the back is beyond me. But there they were last night, parading before the cameras on 'Oscar' night at the annual Academy Awards.I mean, I do get … Continue reading Why all the ‘Oscar’ fuss?
The wry comedy of Albert Brooks was on full display in the 1991 heavenly comedy "Defending Your Life" which he directed.In the film, Brooks stars as a man who has died and finds himself in a purgatory-like pleasant way station where he must actually, literally defend his life at a formal hearing in order to … Continue reading Defending your life
A classic movie musical put out in the 21st century, with song and dance numbers, whatever will they think of next?A bit skeptical of something that is based on a Broadway play that was itself inspired by the music of ABBA? The 1970's-era world-wide supergroup ABBA? So was I.It's not that back in my teen … Continue reading Mamma Mia !