Ah, The Passion Of The Russians!

A couple nights ago I watched The Last Station, which is based on a novel of the same title, written by Jay Parini.  The movie (and the novel) is about Leo Tolstoy’s last years, and the fight between Tolstoy’s wife and one of Tolstoy’s “apostles.”  Tolstoy seemed to be somewhat embarrassed by his wealth and position in…
Read More

Making Harmony

I recently watched a 2000 movie directed by Bruce Paltrow, Gwyneth Paltrow’s father.  The movie is called Duets and the tagline is “Six lost souls in search of a little harmony.”  It is similar to movies like Love Actually or Valentine’s Day because there are a number of co-stars but not necessarily one main star. …
Read More

Giamatti’s Got SOUL, Yeah, Baby

I’ve thought for a long time that Paul Giamatti is an under-appreciated actor.  He is so talented.  And now I found a clip to prove it! www.youtube.com/watch