Contemporary French masterpiece: “Amélie”

Contemporary French masterpiece: “Amélie”

This is a film to savor. I have seen this movie dozens of times and yet I still find something new each time I visit it because of the incredible cinematography, creative production, understated acting and whimsical soundtrack. “Amélie” is a remarkable film on many,...
Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall”

Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall”

What an amazing film, this is! The only true comedy to ever win an Oscar for Best Picture, “Annie Hall” has become one of the most significant films of the last half of the 20th century as many films drew upon Allen’s creative approach to plot structure, low-tech...
Spike Lee’s “Crooklyn”

Spike Lee’s “Crooklyn”

In this 1994 release, director Spike Lee takes us on a trip to Brooklyn, New York in the early 1970s. Co-written by Lee and his sister Joie and youngest brother Cinqué, this is a quasi-autobiographical snapshot of the richly diverse environment of one of America’s...
Have you planted “Marigolds”?

Have you planted “Marigolds”?

Eugenia Collier’s short story challenges us to think about that moment when we transition from youth to adulthood. It’s clear that her narrator has thought about this deeply, and only after several years has she been able to put her thoughts and experiences into...