Brian D. answered all the questions, including the bonus “2”, correctly; garnishing $150.00; Danny G. missed “1” bonus, winning $125.00. Congratulations boys!
My life is informed by movies and those stars who infuse legitimacy into perfect strangers; they come alive and breathe comfortably forever, in my memory bank. Here are a few “characters” and those who ignited inspiration and dignity worthy of bountiful accolades and statues of gold:
Tom Hardy, “Locke”; a tour de force of unforgettable magnificence.
Ralph Finnes, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” ; poignant, impeccable comedic timing.
Irfan Khan, “The Lunchbox”; sensitive shedding of strict emotional restraints.
Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort paint a remarkable portrait of pain, love and loss in “The Fault in Our Stars”.
Chadwick Boseman, as the overwhelmingly gifted James Brown in “Get On Up”.
John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, portray a beautifully doomed, lifelong partnership in “Love is Strange”.
The dismissal of “Life Itself” Roger Ebert’s (1942-2013) squeamishly honest depiction of his journey to the end; a man who transformed the sphere of film criticism; a travesty.
“Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way that film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.” Ingmar Bergman touches and edifies the mystery, magic, elusive, restorative power of film.