A Lifetime in Film: 1988 #6 Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Review: I've maintained throughout my lifetime of watching film, that there really are people who are born to make movies. It is a strange proposition given how young the art form is at just over 120 years. It's more believable to say that one is born to be a composer of music, or a painter, … Continue reading A Lifetime in Film: 1988 #6 Who Framed Roger Rabbit

A Lifetime in Film: 1988 #7 Big

Review: Big is one of those movies that gets better with multiple viewings. For a film that is so simple (despite its high concept) in structure and largely devoid of high stakes or melodrama, it has a certain hold over the viewer that is not easily explained. You may not laugh out loud during Big and you may … Continue reading A Lifetime in Film: 1988 #7 Big

A Lifetime in Film: 1988 #8 Cinema Paradiso

Review: I'll admit that it's kind of a perfect fit to have one of the films that are part of my "A Lifetime in Film" blog series be Cinema Paradiso. It is a film about the love of movies, and spending a lifetime admiring the cinematic craft for what it really does. For director/screenwriter Guiseppe Tornatore, film … Continue reading A Lifetime in Film: 1988 #8 Cinema Paradiso