The Spotlight: My Summers with The Boss
Apr18

The Spotlight: My Summers with The Boss

Now those memories come back to haunt me  they haunt me like a curse  Is a dream a lie if it don’t come true  Or is it something worse  that sends me down to the river  though I know the river is dry     That sends me down to the river tonight   – Bruce Springsteen, “The River” My first memory of hearing Bruce Springsteen’s music occurred on a late summer evening; darkness reigned outside the window in...

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Take This Waltz
Feb23

Take This Waltz

Take This Waltz 2011 116 mins. Rated R. Margot: “I’m afraid of being afraid.” Daniel: “Sounds like the most dangerous thing in the world.”   During a recent girl’s night, I was faced with the dreadful, if not tired, question: “Who is YOUR girl crush?!” (Yick)! It occurred to me I had no idea. My incredulous friends replied, “But come on… Mila Kunis, Angelina Jolie?”...

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Straight Time
Feb23

Straight Time

1978 114 minutes. Rated R. “Please God, don’t let him get caught!” I debated whether or not to include a review featuring Dustin Hoffman. These days my  feelings for him, amidst the recent allegations against him, caused me to reconsider this post. In fact, I debated whether or not to publish this review at all.   Hoffman comes from another generation. A generation that lauded movies about white dude characters.  The lack of...

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Premium Rush
Feb23

Premium Rush

2001 91 minutes. Rated PG-13. “Brakes are death.” Premium Rush gives viewers an inside peek at the adrenalin-pumped world of Manhattan’s bike deliverers. With popping triceps and the endurance to qualify for a Ritalin script, the main characters ride (“Like Hell”) freely through the unpredictable city streets, earning cash along the way. The main character, Wilee, (played naturally by the...

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My Life Without Me
Feb23

My Life Without Me

My Life Without Me 2003 106 minutes. Rated R. “This is you. Eyes closed, out in the rain. You never thought you’d be doing something like this, you never saw yourself as, I don’t know how you’d describe it… like one of those people who like looking up at the moon, who spend hours gazing at the waves or the sunset or… I guess you know the kind of people I’m talking about. Maybe you don’t....

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