DVDs: Which Stack?

I am going to present you two stacks of DVDs (no Blu-ray disks mixed in). You are going on a trip and these are the only entertainment you will have. No TV, cable or internet. Which one would you choose? No trading between stacks. Stack 1 Roman Holiday (1953) – Reporter Gregory Peck and Princess … More DVDs: Which Stack?

Comfort Movies

On a rainy day or when you’re not feeling yourself, curling up with a movie is good company. Is it Love Story or The Dirty Dozen? In Sleepless in Seattle, there is actually a scene about guy movies, as a response to An Affair to Remember, which is pivotal to the plot of Sleepless in … More Comfort Movies

Three Days of the Condor (1975)

Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Sidney Pollack. This film had everything going for it. International intrigue, attractive co-stars, rising director, jazzy score, great supporting cast. Following Watergate, there was distrust of government and spy agencies.  Adapted from a novel by James Grady, originally called Six Days of the Condor, some of the plots points are the … More Three Days of the Condor (1975)

Natalie Wood

After Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice in 1969, Natalie Wood only made a handful of films plus some television work.  In B&C&T&A, she looks radiant and confident, and her measured and nuanced performance received positive reviews.  As the 1970s began, barely into her 30s, she had spent most of her life before the … More Natalie Wood

A Walk in the Woods

Based on the biographical book by Bill Bryson, it was purchased by Robert Redford in hopes that he and Newman would star in a film adaption.  Over the next decade the film passed through many writers and directors before emerging in 2015 as a Redford-Nick Nolte pairing. The story involves the real-life Bryson and his … More A Walk in the Woods