A Lifetime in Film 1988 #2: Rain Man

Review: Well I've already reviewed Rain Man as part of my Tom Cruise Tribute blog series, but I thought I'd share a few additional thoughts here. It's a great film. In fact I think it's one of those movies that simply gets better every time I see it. The performances, especially the one by Cruise, only benefit … Continue reading A Lifetime in Film 1988 #2: Rain Man

A Lifetime in Film 1988 #3: Grave of the Fireflies

Review: Grave of the Fireflies is a frustrating film. And yet that appears to be by design. Director/writer Isao Takahata has made a film that is difficult to like about a subject that is difficult to explore. Japan's participation in World War 2, as told from the Japanese perspective is something that is rarely explored on … Continue reading A Lifetime in Film 1988 #3: Grave of the Fireflies