“The Girl on the Train” is a gripping thriller that tells a story I think everyone watching will be able to relate with in one form or another.
“Strange Days” is a strange film on all fronts, taking liberty with its plot of 90s-era science fiction and cast for an intriguing and somewhat prophetic concept that succeeds in putting the viewer in a dark and grisly dystopia version of LA that keeps you on edge from start to finish.
Space themed horror made its mark with the 1979 Ridley Scott classic “Alien” in which a group of astronauts are forced into confrontation with a murderous foreign entity. Swedish filmmaker Daniel Espinosa borrows elements from this with his 2017 Science Fiction thriller “Life.”
The genesis of entertainment that’s based on single people trying in desperation to date in the confines of the concrete jungle of New York City may very well be the 1989 quintessential rom-com “When Harry met Sally.”
A framed photo of the legendary Rat Pack members sharing drinks and a laugh at Carnegie Hall in 1961 has hung in my apartment for a decade. The black and white image captures with it two things; a frozen moment in time, and the essence of coolness that these men were at the genesis of […]
Rediscovering old favorites has been a longstanding creed with The Movie Buff. Our recent countdown to Valentines day list brought me to an old favorite; a movie I own but hadn’t watched or thought of in over a decade.
Following suit with the late 90s era “Sex in the City” craze comes the 2001 Sharon Maguire piece “Bridget Jones’s Diary.” Admittedly I’m not the intended demographic of the writings of Helen Fielding, whose 1996 novel of the same name earned her a fortune and would serve as the launching point.