Stocking Stuffers begins the conversation this morning, then c.d. segues to the phenomenon that is Psycho and the very entertaining Hitchcock. Anthony Hopkins is superb as Hitchcock and Scarlett Johansson…does her best work as Janet Leigh. Finally a reminder about the Louisville Film Society at the Dreamland Film Center this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
c.d. starts with a sports take on U of L and the Sugar Bowl. Then turns his attention to a film he dreaded seeing because of a college course and an actor he has never gotten…Keira Knightley. But he really enjoyed the very cinematic…Anna Karenina.
Mr. Kaplan opens the discussion with a rant about The Rolling Stones on average being older than the Supreme Court. Then speaks of one of his top 3 movies of the year…Silver Linings Playbook…with Louisville’s own Jennifer Lawrence…who he feels is the next Meryl Streep. His attention then turns a film that takes a most excellent look at alcoholism…Smashed.
In a hurry to get in line for Black Friday, c.d. reviews two movies that represent the current state of film: The Grand…the funny at times but overly long Lincoln — and the small with ambitions…The Session.
c.d. considers that no matter what he says it won’t Shake or Stir you to see…the beautifully shot…Sky Fall.
c.d. starts with worry…about the Cards, The Cats and the election. Then his mood brightens as he bestows his highest recommendation on 2 movies that must be seen…Searching for Sugar Man and Flight.
c.d. begins with his Detroit Tigers and Hall & Oates. Then he turns his focus to a movie he connected with…Liberal Arts…and the review reveals a bit about him.
c.d. begins bemoaning the BCS and the way they’re treating the Oregon Ducks. Then kills a bit more time trying to keep reviewing 2nd Serve…filmed here in Louisville…Let’s say he really wanted it to be good.