Becca and Howie are very happily married, successful and have rather a charmed life, which is shattered when their only child, a 4-year-old boy, chases his dog into the street and is killed by an oncoming car.  8 months later they are still trying to come to terms with his death and find ways to … Continue reading


This new crowd-pleaser biopic of African/American athletic hero Jesse Owens sees his troubled world through rose colored glasses (even the Nazis running the 1936 Olympics are not THAT bad ) as it fore-mostly focuses on his remarkable achievements of winning 4 Gold Medals, with the political ramifications taking second place.  The movie starts with the teenage Owens leaving Alabama and his … Continue reading


Luciano is a gregarious fishmonger with his own Stall near his home in one of the old quarters of Naples. He is not just one of the few men in his sprawling family of numerous aunts and cousins, but he is always the life of soul of their group.  One day when his wife and … Continue reading

Rebecca: Did they really have to burn down Manderley for this?

  The award-winning British writer/director Ben Wheatley responsible for some excellent edgy films such as Sightseers and Kill List seemed an odd choice to helm Netflix’s Rebecca.  He is valiantly trying to get the message through that his is not an adaption of Hitchcock’s 1940 original that won two Academy Awards including best Picture,  It … Continue reading

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project: taping the TV News 24/7 for 30 years

  Matt Wolf’s take on the oddball story of Marion Stokes has you wavering between the feeling that she was either a chronic compulsive obsessive hoarder, or that maybe her actions were the result of her ability to see the enormous value of recording the present for the future. African/American Stokes who had been born … Continue reading

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