Reprising Inside Llewyn Davis
- 24 Dec 2020
- The journey resonates as much now as it had six years ago, but these days, I tend to focus more on its production and performances.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
- 3 Jun 2020
- This 1964 movie directed by Jacques Demy is sung in French, but its appeal is universal.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
- 1 Sep 2019
- Quentin Tarantino's latest movie is the film equivalent of Don MacLean's "American Pie." It revolves around a well-known and tragic event that, in the eyes of the creator, has marked the end of a special era.
The Moon Landing
- 20 Jul 2019
- Neil Armstrong made his "one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind" on this day 50 years ago. His was supported by the dedication, knowledge, and skills of many others.
Inside Llewyn Davis
- 21 Dec 2015
- I've been obsessed with this movie for the past year. Its critical acclaim and limited appeal reflect the plight of the main character. It's depressing and comforting at the same time.
“The Wheel” (Carousel), eight years later
- 19 Oct 2015
- Eight years and about one hour ago, the best-ever Mad Men scene aired.
Mad Men episode 714 – “Person to Person”
- 25 May 2015
- The series finale has hopeful endings for everyone, including Don.
Mad Men episode 713 – “The Milk and Honey Route”
- 17 May 2015
- Don continues his meandering, but he clears a hurdle along the way. Pete looks back on his life and then looks ahead. Betty gets some fateful news.
Mad Men episode 712 – “Lost Horizon”
- 13 May 2015
- Don, Roger, Peggy, and Joan are all trapped, in some way, in the transition to McCann. They deal with their unique problems in different ways.
Mad Men episode 711 – “Time & Life”
- 4 May 2015
- For the third time, Don handles the prospect of working for McCann. His latest and greatest Hail Mary play falls short, though.