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.
Its somewhat surprising that New Year’s Eve themed movies are difficult to find. Maybe it’s a result of people being holiday-movied out, or a bi-product of the short time frame between Christmas and December 31st.
Powdered wigs, foggy skies, and filthy streets bring early 1900’s London to perfection in the 2006 thriller “The Prestige.” Director Christopher Nolan displays a perfect setting, and a star filled cast turns out excellent performances in a movie based on Christopher Priest’s award winning novel of the same name.