Tag: movies

Art

George Romero

“My stuff is my stuff. Sometimes it’s not as successful as some of the other stuff. But it’s my stuff.” – George Romero, 1940 – 2017

Art

Ghostbusters and NYC

Back in the 1980s, New York City held a privileged place in the public imagination. It was the epitome of physical and moral decay. Crumbling buildings presided over garbage-strewn streets. Yes, the masters of the financial universe had it pretty sweet on Park Avenue, but if those respectable, be-suited titans […]

Life

It’s a Wonderful Wife

It’s a Wonderful Life isn’t just a great Christmas movie, it’s a great movie, period. I’ve written quite a few posts about it already, and I was planning a new one for this holiday season. I had a great idea and was all ready to write it up. As it […]

Life

George Bailey, Phil Connors, and The Dude

Some movies become classics because they speak to something universal about the human condition. Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life is a good example: just about everyone can relate to Jimmy Stewart’s portrayal of George Bailey. No, you don’t run a savings and loan in upstate New York in the […]

Life

On Knowing Stuff

I am grateful to have a device in my pocket that connects me with the world’s knowledge. Still, I think there’s value in knowing stuff. Really knowing it, not just knowing how to look it up. When I first watched Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, for example, I knew almost nothing […]