A Narrative Guaranteed to Frustrate – Inherent Vice (2014)

A disappointing mess.  Based on the Thomas Pynchon novel, this is about hippie private investigator (Joaquin Phoenix), looking into the disappearance of a former girlfriend, and crossing his fingers that he doesn’t lose his mind to drugs first.  Now this was … Continue reading A Narrative Guaranteed to Frustrate – Inherent Vice (2014)

This Is a Journey into Sound – Fantasia (1940)

Timeless.  Putting music to pictures, Fantasia animates classical music to a variety of different segments, some telling a story, some just being a series of abstract images.  I recall watching this movie a number of times on VHS in my … Continue reading This Is a Journey into Sound – Fantasia (1940)

Somebody You Don’t Want to Be Friends with – Dom Hemingway (2013)

My favorite opening monologue of the year.  This is about a safe-cracker (Jude Law) recently out from serving twelve years in prison.  He tries to reclaim the money that he’s owed for serving his stint, and attempts to reconnect with his … Continue reading Somebody You Don’t Want to Be Friends with – Dom Hemingway (2013)

This Oscar Season’s Biopic Darling – The Theory of Everything (2014)

You know you’ve always been curious about Stephen Hawking’s love life.  So this is about the renowned genius Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne), before and after he became affected by Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  It mostly focuses on the romance he shared with … Continue reading This Oscar Season’s Biopic Darling – The Theory of Everything (2014)