Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums had been erased by two decades of betrayal, failure and disaster.

I saw The Royal Tenenbaums with my stalwart comrade Nitetrain Nick in Houston back in 2001. I do believe it’s my favorite movie that I’ve seen in a cinema. Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson wrote a cracking script, word-perfect. They assembled one of the best casts ever and each actor delivers memorably but what makes the movieContinue reading “Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums had been erased by two decades of betrayal, failure and disaster.”

Why is life worth living?

This is one of my favorite Woody Allen scenes. It comes toward the end of Manhattan, Woody’s tour de force about relationships and life in Manhattan circa the late 1970s. It’s a stunningly shot movie, especially the black and white cityscapes set to the tunes of  George Gershwin. It’s gorgeous and I always feel goodContinue reading “Why is life worth living?”