Tag Archives: Phil Alden Robinson

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

EVERYONE HAS A BAD DAY. HENRY HAS ONE EVERY DAY. When the hot-tempered Henry Altmann (Robin Williams) is told that he has a brain aneurysm, he provokes the exhausted doctor (Mila Kunis) to the degree that she tells him he only has 90 minutes left to live. This remake of the Israeli movie The 92 … Continue reading The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

Field of Dreams: Ease Your Pain

ALL HIS LIFE, RAY KINSELLA WAS SEARCHING FOR HIS DREAMS. THEN ONE DAY, HIS DREAMS CAME LOOKING FOR HIM. One of the very best movies about baseball made a heartfelt case to have the legendary “Shoeless” Joe Jackson inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. It still hasn’t happened though; Jackson remains banned, along with … Continue reading Field of Dreams: Ease Your Pain

Band of Brothers: Memories of Hell

THEY DEPENDED ON EACH OTHER. AND THE WORLD DEPENDED ON THEM. The original quote from William Shakespeare’s “Henry V” is: “We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile”. As the soldiers of the Easy Company stand … Continue reading Band of Brothers: Memories of Hell

The Sum of All Fears

27,000 NUCLEAR WEAPONS. ONE IS MISSING. Roughly a year after the terrorist attacks that pulverized the Twin Towers came the first movie that dared show a similar event, with a story that had European neo-fascists plotting to blow a nuclear bomb in Baltimore and make it look like the Russians did it. Not always credible, … Continue reading The Sum of All Fears