Schindler’s List

Let me tell you about the first time I watched Schindler’s List. I was 21 years old and home for Christmas with my parents. My family, which is of Jewish decent on my mother’s side, all went to see the movie. I don’t recall but it might have been for my father’s birthday which falls … Continue reading Schindler’s List


Prediction: 2015 Best Picture

This is the most unpredictable race in years. So many outstanding films. Nonetheless I will breakdown each nominee and my bold prediction for this year’s winner of Best Picture. And the nominees are... The Big Short The Big Short hits on all the right notes at all the right times. The subject matter was challenging … Continue reading Prediction: 2015 Best Picture

Life is Beautiful

This past Wednesday our local megaplex had another questionable “classic” in its classic film series. While I can appreciate the many qualities of Back to the Future, a classic film it is not. In fact, I suggest that it hasn’t aged well at all and our collective understanding of movie and TV time travel (see: … Continue reading Life is Beautiful

Fiddler on the Roof – Subconsciously Iconic

I recently attended the opening night performance of our son’s high school’s production of Fiddler on the Roof. Our son was on the tech crew running lights so we were there strictly for him. As much as I love the stage, having spent some time upon it myself, high school musicals ain’t my bag, baby. … Continue reading Fiddler on the Roof – Subconsciously Iconic

1997 All Over Again… But Better

The year was 1997. Stop me when this sounds familiar. Box office giant Titanic stormed through Oscar night picking up technical award after technical award. It also won Oscars for its score and director (James Cameron). But the film did not receive a nomination for its screenplay and the film’s lead actress (Kate Winslet) was … Continue reading 1997 All Over Again… But Better