Posts tagged "movies"

"La La Land" is a joy

“La La Land” is a feel-good movie with an idea. The idea is this: Creativity, and a creative approach to life, can help us get through life. The movie is such a rush to watch, though, that this theme never seems overbearing. It’s swept up in all the music, dance and visual energy that’s delighting... Read more »

"Sully" lands safely in American theatres, a solid piece of Hollywood filmmaking

On January 15, 2009, a U.S. Airways pilot named Chesley “Sully” Sullenburger lifted off from New York’s LaGuardia Airport with 155 passengers and crew members aboard his airplane, Flight 1549. Soon after takeoff, over the skies of Manhattan, the airliner was hit by a large group of birds, which caused both of its main engines... Read more »

Marilyn Monroe, Gene Hackman Films Both Winners

A great advantage of Netflix, particularly the streaming variety, is that the technology allows you to watch whatever kind of movie you’re in the mood for. On two recent evenings, in two quite different moods, I watched “The Seven Year Itch,” a light comedy from 1955, and “The Conversation,” a great Francis Ford Coppola drama... Read more »

Singing and Dancing Celebrated in "Show Business" flick

For those who like singing and dancing, an enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours is with 1954’s “There’s No Business Like Show Business.” Filled with Irving Berlin songs and big production numbers, this is big-studio musical entertainment in the old-school 1950s tradition, and good fun for people into this sort of thing. The... Read more »