2 Days in Paris 250 Movies Better Than Shawshank

When Marion (Judy Delpy) and Jack (Adam Goldberg) stop off, on their way home from an uninspiring trip to Venice, in Marion’s hometown, Paris, it’s supposed to look like the screenshot to the right. Instead things turn out more like… Continue Reading

Dick 250 Movies Better than Shawshank

I know it’s Ground Hog Day and I should put up the movie of the same name, but I’ve decided to go with a political film instead to commemorate, in a sense, the beginning of the 2016 presidential race. Don’t… Continue Reading

Lost in Translation 250 Movies Better than Shawshank

Lost in Translation is the first of a series of three films each of which is directed by a woman, each of which brings to bear a different angle on relationships. Above are Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson both looking… Continue Reading

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 250 Movies Better than Shawshank

Since, as they say, good things (and bad) happen in threes, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is the third and last of my angel series. Directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood, this antiwar western is an… Continue Reading

Blink 250 Movies Better than Shawshank

When in the presence of angels, whatever you do: Don’t Blink! I know what you’re thinking: That’s not a movie; it’s Episode 186 of Doctor Who; it’s supposed to have quotation marks around it. Well,  Blink is so awesome that… Continue Reading

Far Away So Close 250 Movies Better than Shawshank

They know nothing of time, these angels watching, always watching, listening to human thoughts, moving through time effortlessly, but one angel, Cassiel, wants to become involved, to know what it’s like to be human. His wish comes true; now he… Continue Reading