The Big Lebowski (1998) – The Coen Brothers

  The next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for my screening of Raging Bull (as a sports movie) is one of my all time favorite comedies, and one I quote almost as often as Ghostbusters and Back to the Future. Sports, in the form of bowling, is involved peripherally…

The Lesser Blessed (2012) – Anita Doron

There was a moment in Anita Doron’s desolate, poignant and starkly beautiful adaptation of Richard Van Camp’s novel when Joel Evans character of Larry Sole crystallized not only as a real person for me, but as a lens to view my own youth (admittedly nowhere near as troubling, but there were pieces of my own…

5-25-77 – Patrick Read Johnson

Every now and then a movie comes along that speaks to you, that defines you. A movie, that as you watch you can not only relate to the characters of the film, you recognize yourself upon the screen. On this site I’ve told the tales of my first experiences that helped define the movie geek…