Monthly Archives: October 2014

Delayed Onset Adulthood -List for 10/29-11/3/14

Not everyone’s thrilled by the thought of becoming an adult, and some folks are downright hostile to the idea.  Characters in films are no different.  There are quite a few terrific films, most of them comedies, about people who had better things to do than act their age.  Here’s a few of them.

  1. Laggies (2014) Reviewed in Thinking Cinema 10/29/14
  2. Bed and Board (1970) Article in Thinking Cinema 10/3014

    Breaking Away
    Breaking Away
  3. Y Tu Mama También (2001)
  4. Rushmore (1998)
  5. Good Will Hunting (1997)
  6. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993)
  7. Big (1988)
  8. Diner (1982)
  9. Breaking Away (1979)
  10. Annie Hall (1977)
  11. The Graduate (1967)
  12. Marty (1955)

 

Bed And Board

  A Fractured Male Fairy Tale Bed and Board is Francois Truffaut’s fourth film with Antoine Doinel, Truffaut’s hapless fictional alter ego, as protagonist. The storyline deals with the travails of young married love, and the point of view is all Antoine’s. The film opens to find Christine (Claude Jade) purchasing a few staples, likeContinue Reading

Laggies

Laggies   What A Drag It Is Growing Up…. Female slackers beyond their teens are a rarity in film, especially as protagonists. If films as a collective have sent any message, it’s that a woman at the center of a film must be an achiever or well on her way to becoming one. Megan, theContinue Reading

It’s Relative List for 10/13-20/14

It’s Relative List for 10/13-22/14 The two films discussed this week, Rudderless and Big Fish, deal with men trying to reestablish ties with a close family member (by coincidence, both star Billy Crudup).  It’s a common theme in cinema, both in drama and comedy.  This is a list of films with a similar theme.  It’sContinue Reading

Big Fish

  Big Fish is the story of Will Bloom (Billy Crudup), a man trying to meet the father he has known all his life. His father, Edward Bloom (Albert Finney when older), is a spellbinding teller of mile-high tales, the kind of person who takes command of any room he enters. Most of the talesContinue Reading

Rudderless

Rudderless Actor William H. Macy sets an impressive new course   Chances are, you have seen William H. Macy as an actor. Maybe you watch Shameless on ShowTime or you’ve seen one of his films (Fargo, Magnolia, Jurassic Park III, and The Sessions, just to name a few). I was lucky enough to see himContinue Reading