Film Review: Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison

Film Review: Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison

Take two of Hollywood’s biggest stars and one of its finest directors, plonk them on a lush tropical island surrounded by rocky outcrops and rolling waves and arm them with an interesting script. What is the likely outcome? A damn fine movie, that’s what. Certainly in this case, it is. I’m always fascinated by a(…)

Film Review: Detective Story

Film Review: Detective Story

I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again – I truly love it when I stumble across an old movie I’ve never seen before that blows my socks off. A few days ago, this 1951 Kirk Douglas crime drama did just that. Figuratively speaking, of course. Detective Story is based on the stage play(…)

Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

This week I watched helplessly as my niece nearly choked to death in my arms, and my sister nearly did the same on the floor. I’ve had one client make a string of the most unreasonable demands, all of which I have met without complaint and in a timely fashion, despite feeling like death myself.(…)