Have The Heartbreak Kid and Ishtar been remastered/released yet? Can't we just throw all of Miss May's movies into a boxset and call it a day? I mean, how hard can it be?
dedicated to Ian
Beguiling. Ribald. Bleak. Insular.....probably'd do me good to read this more than once.
The story of an exceedingly clever fellow with dreams of rising above his station who manages to swindle half of Russia before things start to come apart, and of the people whose wealth and privilege have blinded them to the grifter at their door and the monstrously unjust system beneath their feet.
Skeletal, elemental, consumed with rage at the suffering casually inflicted on the most vulnerable and the unbelievable cruelty of those who see that suffering as necessary and deserved, The Grapes of Wrath is a wrenching howl for compassion and solidarity.
Amid all the talk of living in unprecedented times it's oddly comforting to discover that almost nothing about our current situation is - Word of the Year 2021 - unprecedented. Now if only we could learn from our mistakes we might . . . ahh, who am I kidding.
A gleaming slice of bygone Valley nightlife. Shot in rich luminous black and white and brimming with candid portraits of people toolin’ the main and hanging out, Van Nuys Blvd 1972 spotlights a perennially overlooked part of L.A. history.