When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. […]
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Captain Fantastic Posits Great Ideas Inside a Predictable Plot!
Ben Cash is raising his family to a Platonian ideal. In the forest of Oregon, they live off the land – growing their own fruits and vegetables; hunting their own meat, and learning art, science and philosophy. When a tragedy forces them to enter the ‘real world,’ things get dicey.
Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method Mines The Development of Modern Psychiatry!
Philosophical debate and extramarital affairs make unusual bedfellows in David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method, which details the philosophical debate that caused the rift between Sigmund Freud, the father of modern psychiatry, and Carl Jung, the man who took Psychiatry to the next level – and also follows Jung as he becomes involved with one of […]
MOVIE REVIEW: The Road Is Long and Hard and Not Particularly Hopeful!
I have not read Cormac McCarthy’s The Road so I came to the film with no expectations in that regard. What I saw was a bleak, dank, relentlessly dark film in which every time hope raised its head, it was peremptorily smacked down, which makes the final scene seem like either a cheat or a […]