Tag: movie review

  • 3:10 to Yuma (2007) movie review

    A retelling of an old Western, 3:10 to Yuma follows a down-on-his-luck pioneer father named Dan (Christian Bale) who accepts a gig helping some lawmen escort a hardened criminal (Russell Crowe) across the desert to a train bound for his hanging. Of course, outlaw Ben Wade has a whole gang of bloodthirsty followers who are […]

  • Unreviewed Films, Mostly Oldies

    Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) This is a very bizarre movie about a woman accused of insanity after her cousin dies on their vacation. You can tell it was based on a play (by Tennessee Williams) due to its being composed mainly of very long monologues (the highlight being a trippy speech given by Kathrine Hepburn […]

  • Slow-Paced Life … Joyce and Studio Ghibli

    Finished Dubliners yesterday. Goodreads says I had been reading it since January 23… amusing. I seem to be a very slow reader this year. Having decided to exert no effort in reading, beyond reading as it feels right, I am creeping along at a snail’s pace and not an atom of reverse psychology has come […]

  • P.G. Wodehouse Meets Fred Astaire… Meets Gershwin!

    Last night, we watched an old movie called A Damsel in Distress. It features a story by Wodehouse, music by Gershwin, and Mr. Astaire as a hapless American who falls in love with Lady Alyce, a British aristocrat played by Joan Fontaine. My sister and I really enjoyed it. There’s not a lot to say […]