Silver Linings Playbook

Crazy Love – ★★★★½

David O’Russell’s latest film is a story of two lost souls, swimming in a fish bowl, year after year, running over the same old ground. Hold on now… No… that’s a Pink Floyd song… Eh

Bradley Cooper plays Pat Solatano, a man who lost everything after attacking the schmuck who was having an affair with his wife. He escaped prison with a plea bargain that saw him spend eight months in a mental institution. His mother and father (Animal Kingdom’s Jacki Weaver and Little Fockers’ Bobby de Niro) take him in as he fixates on reuniting with his wife, despite her holding a restraining order against him. That is until the arrival of Jennifer Lawrence’s Tiffany, a recently widowed young woman with issues of her own…

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Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel [trailer]

Roger Corman, sitting on a table. You would too if you were 85.

I first came across Roger Corman in the wonderful Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘N’ Roll Generation Saved Hollywood documentary that came out in 2003. It’s based on Roger Biskand’s 1998 book of the same name, and it really is a must watch if you haven’t already seen it.

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