I think I'm in the minority here.
Nope...definitely in the minority.
The story is fantastic, simplistically beautiful, inspiring, heartfelt, moving and a slew of other adjectives (all positive) can be used to describe this allegorical yarn. The story by French author Jean Giono, that is, is fantastic, simplistically beautiful and all the other words I used in the last sentence. It's essentially an amazing audio-book for the original story with Christopher Plummer lending his gentle, tenderhearted voice to an otherwise…
"I'll lick the stamps." - Marion Crane
Rewatched the Hitchcock classic in preparation for my next FINKLE IS EINHORN article which I instantly regretted because that means that I actually have to watch Gus Van Sant's self-indulgent experiment that is his 1998 shot-for-shot remake.
I liked the idea but forgot that said idea involves me ACTUALLY watching the Van Sant version, perhaps the most unnecessary remake ever in the history of cinema (hyperbole is apt).
Anthony Perkins is without a…
Often times certain films hold a special place in my heart, as I am sure the same can be said of almost everyone else. My memory of The Royal Tenenbaums involves a group of friends driving one hour (both ways) to Baltimore to catch it at the Charles Theater. At the time, that was the only way to see Wes Anderson’s newest film, since growing up in a small town in Pennsylvania, one did not have the opportunity to see…