Posted in: Commentary

Holiday Road: The Summer of ’83

In the summer of 1983 I was 19 years old, and my best friend Gordon worked as an usher at the local multiplex. What a deal: I saw fifteen summer flicks, and I never paid a cent! Looking back after 30 years, I remember Tom Cruise’s Ray-Bans, Roy Scheider’s tan, and scary computers. Roger Moore […]

Posted in: Review

I Wish

No writer/director is better at mining big human truths from the seemingly trivial details of daily life than Hirokazu Kore-eda, whose jewel-box like movies — Nobody Knows and Still Walking are two stellar examples — offer intimate slices of life in contemporary Japan that teach us about life anytime and anywhere. In I Wish, Kore-eda […]