Arguably, the best sports films were directed by Ron Shelton. He is to sports films what Oliver Stone is to conspiracy thrillers and Quentin Tarantino is to gritty psychological thrillers. Shelton directed other non-sports films, crossing over into the weirdness of Stone/Tarantino. And yet, Shelton says that baseball is only secondary to Bull Durham. “It’s … More Ron Shelton: The Church of Baseball (book review)
The other day I wanted to watch a movie, but I was too tired. My eyelids were heavy as barbells. I wasn’t really sleepy, just too tired to focus on a movie. I put the movie on and got comfortable, closing my eyes. Yes, film is a visual media, but it is also a sound … More Listening to the Movies
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?
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)
Can it really be 30 years? Kevin Costner has a full head of hair, so I guess it can. Field of Dreams is one of those films that gives you chills at certain plot points in the story, when the piano music cues kicks in. Something weird just happened, like the story just folded over … More Field of Dreams: 30 Years Later