The Film and Performance: Film remakes are often a risky endeavor, especially if the original material is beloved and respected. The Front Page originated as a comedy play in 1928 … Continue reading Jack Lemmon: The Front Page (1974)
A guilty pleasure is defined as something that is poorly made that is still held somewhat in high regard by an individual. This is not like a “camp film” where … Continue reading Dan’s Personal Top 10 Guilty Pleasure Movies
The Film and Performance: A “guilty pleasure” is typically associated with a film or television show that one knows to be poorly made yet somehow the viewer still finds entertainment … Continue reading Jack Lemmon: My Fellow Americans (1996)
Critics and mainstream audiences like to create this notion that an actor or actress has to win an Oscar in order for their role to be forever remembered. That’s not … Continue reading 10 Iconic Performances that Still Captivate
The Film and Performance: A melodrama has the capacity to tug at our heartstrings and remind the viewer to value the small things we all may take for granted. 1942’s … Continue reading Jack Lemmon: Dad (1989)
A character engages in behavior that is repugnant, horrific, even sickening, yet we sympathize with him. A character murders another and we rationalize it by saying, ‘Well, he had no … Continue reading Defying Morality: Why Do We Love Flawed Characters?
“You remember how it really was? You and me and booze — a threesome. You and I were a couple of drunks on the sea of booze, and the boat … Continue reading Jack Lemmon: Days of Wine and Roses (1962)