DIE AGAIN TOMORROW – KIRA PEIKOFF MISSED AN OPPORTUNITY

Die Again Tomorrow by Kira Peikoff Pros: decent premise and story Cons: missed an opportunity for some real discussion Die Again Tomorrow by Kira Peikoff explores a couple different, yet related, death-inspired themes.  The first revolves around so-called Viatical Settlements – where someone (presumably with a terminal illness) sells their life insurance policy at a

UNSETTLING FICTION-MAKING

In the House (2012) Pros: strong script, strong performances Cons: the ending is less arresting than the buildup to it Adapted by prolific French auteur François Ozon from a play by Juan Mayorga, “In the House” (Dans la maison, 2012) is a Pirnadellian dark comedy about writing, invasion of privacy, expropriation and manipulation of the

BEEN THERE, DONE THAT.

Jersey Boys Pros: Superb music performances. Cons: Overly familiar and emotionally inert Jersey Boys is a movie one wants to like better than they actually do. The 2014 cinematic adaptation of the long running Broadway play offers up a look at the career of the Four Seasons. The play was a musical complete with singing

ROBERT ALTMAN INCREASED THE LENGTH AND PERHAPS UPPED THE ANTE OF “PERSONA”

3 Women (1977) Pros: Shelly Duvall, Gerald Busby soundtrack Cons: too long and slow and wince-inducing I find Robert Altman’s 1977 “3 Women” excruciating watching—excruciatingly slow and wince-inducing for all three of the women. The hearty, gauche vision in yellow, Millie Lamoreaux (big-eyed, buckteethed and otherwise gawky Shelly Duvall) does not seem to me to