Thursday, February 16, 2017
Friday, February 10, 2017
Next week is the CF Foundation Volunteer Appreciation Reception. Notice that receiving the OUTSTANDING CF ADVOCATE award for the entire Los Angeles chapter is Sophie. Her mom, brother and I couldn't be more proud of her. Way to go, Sophie! We love you.
Friday, January 27, 2017
Last night I saw Martin Scorsese's new motion picture, SILENCE. It's a profound and deeply moving story about one man's struggle with his faith and the power of forgiveness. The cast, led by Andrew Garfield, features Adam Driver, Tadanobu Asano, Yosuke Kubozuka, Shinya Tsukamoto, Issey Ogata and Liam Neeson. Every performance is exceptional and the film is a technical wonder. This may be Scorsese's most restrained movie in his storied career; it is also his most personal. Do not shy away from it because it's rated R. I've seen more violence and senseless death in the Marvel super hero adventures. Likewise, the 2 hour 41 min running time doesn't feel like a slog. The plot and pacing are perfect.
Hey there! Last week I began a new column at Popdose.com called The Weekend Matinee. I'll be writing about movies and the memorable events around the films I've seen in my lifetime (not all of them great). If you were a fan of Basement Songs (the column or book), then I think you'll enjoy my new endeavor. The first movie I wrote about is GONE WITH THE WIND. I hope you'll check it out. Just follow the link. Thanks! http://ift.tt/2kB29kg
Monday, January 16, 2017
"When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.