Revisiting

Craig’s Mother’s Day Pick: Mrs. Miniver (1942)

By Craig Leask For Mother’s Day I have chosen Mrs. Miniver, as the film that not only acknowledges the strength, endurance and fierce protectiveness found in most mothers, but the film also masterfully celebrates them. Mrs. Miniver was the right film at the right time. Based upon the 1940 Jan Struther novel of the same…

Claudine (1974): Melissa’s Pick for Memorable Movie Mom

By Melissa Houghton Would we exist without mothers? That’s rhetorical. Real and fictional mothers- love, support, protect, nurture, provide for, shape and inspire us. But let’s not take mothers for granted; they also have needs and want some of the same things they selflessly give to their families and others. To all the moms, mom-dads,…

Revisiting THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD (2007)

By John H. Foote (****) American outlaw Jesse James has been portrayed many times on the big screen by such actors as Tyrone Power, Robert Wagner, Robert Duvall, and Colin Farrell, but no one touches Brad Pitt’s performance as the gunman in this 2007 film. Pitt captures the unpredictability James was said to have possessed,…