On Movies: Reflections on Films, Life, and the Passage of Time

“Four days will quickly steep themselves in nights; Four nights will quickly dream away the time.” ― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream The passage of time, ‘tis a quirky thing. This weekend I purchased the Blu-ray of writer-director Lawrence Kasdan’s Body Heat, a modern take on film noir classics a la Double Indemnity andContinue reading “On Movies: Reflections on Films, Life, and the Passage of Time”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, July 23, 2021, or: How I Went to Movies So Bad I Had to Leave the Theater Before the End

Greetings, Dear Reader. It is late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Friday, July 23, 2021. It is going to be another scorching summer day. The current temperature is 86˚F (30˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 53% and the wind blowing from the west-southwest at 4 MPH (6 KM/H), the heat index isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, July 23, 2021, or: How I Went to Movies So Bad I Had to Leave the Theater Before the End”

On Movies: My Favorite Movies from the 2010s

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…. – Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities Except for 2020 and the first quarter of 2021  – the Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic – I have gone to the movies in theaters as often as my circumstances allow. Even when I livedContinue reading “On Movies: My Favorite Movies from the 2010s”

On Movies: My Favorite Films from the 1970s

On Movies: My Favorite Films from the 1970s I was born in 1963, eight months before President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas and four months before MGM released John Sturges’ The Great Escape in theaters. And, as far as I can remember, I first went to a movie in a theater –Continue reading “On Movies: My Favorite Films from the 1970s”

On Movies: P.J. Cai’s Review of ‘Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss’

As the team who created Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss prepares its next film project, it is timely (and appropriate) that P.J. Cai, blogger and a former reviewer at Epinions, wrote a review of the 2020 short film directed by actor/director/editor Juan Carlos Hernandez and written by Your Humble Correspondent over atContinue reading “On Movies: P.J. Cai’s Review of ‘Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss’”