Movie of the Week: Penelope

I came across this movie almost accidently when I was looking over the DVD rack at a big box store. Having a penchant for fantasy, including magic and fairy tales, I was drawn by the advertising, but I bought the movie (even though I had never heard of it) for the cast, which includes Christina... Continue Reading →

Movie of the Week: Martian Child

Another great movie came my way recently.  Before I watched it, I knew Martian Child was about a writer played by John Cusack. I guessed that I would like this movie (being a sucker for both stories about writers and John Cusack in general), but it turned out to be even better than I expected.... Continue Reading →

Movie of the Week: Waiting for Guffman

Before Best in Show (2000) and A Mighty Wind (2003), there was Waiting for Guffman (1996). I remember reading mixed reviews for Guffman when it came out, but now that I've seen the movie, I think the critics I read did not appreciate Christopher Guest's inspired improv mockumentary film style. What a pity. Waiting for... Continue Reading →

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