Life As A House (2001) – Dir: Irwin Winkler (DeLovely, The Net)

Kevin Kline as the father George Monroe and introducing Hayden Christensen as his son, Sam. These players are at their best in this sad and raw slice of life – and inspiration on how to break free from your plastic days. A subtle juxtaposition of the morning routine for father and son – detached fromContinue reading “Life As A House (2001) – Dir: Irwin Winkler (DeLovely, The Net)”

Sunshine (1999) – Dir: István Szabó (Being Julia)

This is a difficult movie to pitch to you so that you understand how great it is. Essentially the story is about a family recipe for a tonic. Or it’s about a family whose wealth centers around a secret family recipe. The story follows each generation of the family as they struggle through political tidesContinue reading “Sunshine (1999) – Dir: István Szabó (Being Julia)”

We Bought A Zoo (2011) – Dir: Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire)

A tear came to my eye the first time I saw this film, I was choked up. Not streams of tears – but that kind of tear jerking emotional effect from a film or from anything is rare for me. The relationship between the young single dad and his son is familiar only because IContinue reading “We Bought A Zoo (2011) – Dir: Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire)”

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