Tuesday DVD Rundown

Okay, so I’ve really got nothing new to offer you this week aside from a brief overview with corresponding links to movies I’ve already reviewed.  They can’t all be winners now, can they?  At least all three of these movies are pretty solid options. Worth a rental: It’s Complicated (Nancy Meyers, 2009) With Meryl Streep, … Continue reading

Certified Classics: Manhattan

“Well, a satirical piece in the Times is one thing, but bricks and baseball bats really gets right to the point.” Manhattan (Woody Allen, 1979) With Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway and Meryl Streep. I finally got around to watching the movie that many critics and “experts” claim to be Woody Allen’s second masterpiece, … Continue reading

Oscar Predictions: Best Actress

The Nominees: Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia Helen Mirren for The Last Station Carey Mulligan for An Education Gabourey Sidibe for Precious Like I said in my supporting actress post, this category is extremely weak this year.  I can’t help but think that if some of last year’s … Continue reading

Certified Classics: Sophie’s Choice

Sophie’s Choice (Alan J. Pakula, 1982) With Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline and Peter MacNicol. I’ve long heard praises of Meryl Streep’s performance in Sophie’s Choice, many calling it “the greatest performance by an actress in the history of film.”  The problem with movies this highly regarded is that by the time I finally get around … Continue reading