This story of a woman in her late 20s trying to become a dancer in NYC follows a different path from the usual “follow your dream” Hollywood success story.
In the Coen Brothers spoof of 1950s Hollywood a studio fixer has his hands full searching for the kidnapped star of its major unfinished Jesus film, getting other stars out of jams, & considering the offer of a job giving him more money & more time with his neglected family.
This bio of St. Francis of Assisi covers his life from his playboy days through his conversion, break with his family, founding of a new order ministering to the poor and his stigmata just before his death.
The July / August issue of Visual Parables features reviews of Star Trek: Into Darkness, Man of Steel, The Great Gatsby, The Angels’ Share, Before Midnight, Mud, Epic, Monsters University, Frances Ha, Renoir, After Earth, Disconnect, At Any Price, Love Is All You Need, World War Z, The Purge, The Heat, Lore, No Place on Earth, Midnight’s Children, Stories We Tell, White House Down, The Internship, and Briars in the Cottonpatch.
This new Noah Baumbach film with Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts is a wonderfully told tale. Click the image to read my entire review.
Rated G. Our ratings: V -2; L -0; S/N -1. Running time: 1 hour 44 min. Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. Ecclesiastes 4.9 Some friends play at friendship but a true friend sticks closer than one’s nearest kin. Proverbs 18.24 Quite a line up of characters! …
Rated PG-13. Our ratings: V -6; L -2; S/N -1. Running time: 1 hour 56 min. But he said, ‘O my Lord, please send someone else.’ Exodus 4:13 Then I said, ‘Ah, Lord God! Truly I do not know how to speak, for I am only a boy.’ Jeremiah 1:6 Now the word of the …
When Frances finds a purse left on the subway & returns it to Greta, the older woman starts stalking her.
This Wim Wenders film with Pope Francis is wonderful. 5 stars. Click the image to read my review.
When a corrupt Japanese mayor exiles all dogs to Trash Island, a 12-year-old boy searches for his pet with the help of a pack of exiles.