The Lost Weekend (1945) – Billy Wilder

Ray Milland and Jane Wyman star in this first recommendation from Great Movies – 100 Years of Film following my viewing of On The Waterfront. And wow… $10 went a long way back in 1945! This one took Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Milland too Best Actor at the Oscars that year, and…

Hot Docs: Here One Day – Kathy Leichter

When her mother, Nina, committed suicide by jumping from her apartment window, Kathy Leicher made the decision to move into that same apartment as a way of keeping her mother close.  Amongst all of Nina’s belongings was a box of audio tapes which Nina had recorded over the years – a form of journal to…

Hot Docs: When I Walk – Jason DaSilva

When director Jason DaSilva is suddenly stricken with a severe form of multiple sclerosis, everything changes.  Everything about his exterior reality becomes more difficult – and sometimes impossible – and is in constant battle with his internal reality, which feels as though he should still be able to do all the things he could before…