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?

Tarantino Films Ranked

Quentin Tarantino has directed nine full-length feature films. Not included are co-directed films, television series episodes and scripts written, but directed by others, like Natural Born Killers. I respect his filmmaking vision, he knows and uses the tools of the camera, editing and story as well as anyone in the business.  He is one of … More Tarantino Films Ranked

William Smith

You might not recognize the name, but you would the face and his muscular physique. Actor William Smith is now 88 years old, has been a mainstay on television and screen for six decades. Smith has been a favorite of mine since Laredo, and I’ve followed his career since. I always felt he never got … More William Smith

Let Him Go (2020)

Kevin Costner. Diane Lane. Let Him Go. A film few people saw.  It is an unsettling and grim film.  Had I dug a little deeper and read some reviews, I might have skipped over this film.  I like both lead actors, and Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice) is a favorite of mine, but it is a … More Let Him Go (2020)

Tommy Lee Jones

A better actor. Name one.  Okay, name one who has played a more diverse set of characters? For my money, Tommy Lee Jones is at the top of his profession. Starring role or character role, keep your eyes on him. Good guy, bad guy, comic book character, grieving father, space cowboy. Here are a dozen … More Tommy Lee Jones

Bruce Dern

Name an actor who never got his due: Bruce Dern. He got typecast playing villains and mentally damaged characters for much of his career. Early in his acting career, Dern made his way through many supporting television and film roles, often in Westerns. Wisecracking and folksy, but menacing, he brought a different game as a … More Bruce Dern