What’s so great about movies?

A movie is a unique art form and as such should be unlike any other. This goal is most challenging for filmmakers who are making movies based on something else–another art form, such as a novel, play, short story, painting, ballet, or magazine article; or real life events, such as someone’s life or a historical […]

Cyd Charisse (1921-2008)

Unfortunately, actress-dancer Cyd Charisse, the last survivor of the golden age of the Hollywood musical died yesterday at the age of 86.¬† Charisse added her own brand of class and sex to such classics as Singin’ in the Rain, The Band Wagon, and Silk Stockings, paired in each film either with Fred Astaire or Gene […]

Sixteen Candles (1984)

With his directorial debut, John Hughes sets the bar much higher than most teen comedies that had preceded Sixteen Candles. [imdb Sixteen Candles] Molly Ringwald gives an accomplished performance that shines brighter than most of her other work. Pretty in Pink was really the only other time she was provided a proper showcase for her […]