Monthly Archives: March 2017
A long time ago (in a galaxy far, far away), Master Yoda told us that the future was always in motion. It was true then, and it’s true now. We make changes with the times. For example, my Yankees baseball twitter is now Angry Cucumber, a gourd with a furious appetite for democracy. Follow along with the Choleric Cucurbitaceae on Twitter!
QUICK REVIEWS is back in action! This time, I’m taking a look at The Departed, another action crime drama from Martin Scorsese. Man, nobody does mob movies like Scorsese. The screenplay is by William Monahan (this is probably his most famous movie) and starring… well, everybody. The Departed stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, and Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Anthony Anderson and Alec Baldwin. You think they got enough stars? I bet a lot (half?) of that $90 million dollar budget went to salaries! It’s not Scorsese’s best movie, but I’m a fan of The Departed.
That’s a good question. What is Scorsese’s best movie? Goodfellas?
This video was filmed in the fall of 2016 on my old phone on the last day of photography for WILL READING as a way of saying thanks to all the people who made this movie a reality.
I’m old enough to remember when lying about an extramarital affair was grounds for impeachment. These days, you can violate the constitution and collaborate with foreign saboteurs and we have to argue over whether a special prosecutor is needed.
I have high hopes for the 21st Century – let’s all get together and right the ship!