As the page turns and, in a split second on New Year’s Eve, the “old” becomes the “new,” it is a fine time to celebrate the season with a champagne toast and hearty rendition of Auld Lang Syne. And if you are interested in enjoying a cheerful New Year’s Eve-related film, why not check out Woody Allen’s Radio Days, which dates from 1987.
Most movies come and go. They open theatrically, earn their box office bucks and, these days, end up in DVD obscurity. Few are truly memorable. Few are, to quote Humphrey Bogart in THE MALTESE FALCON, “the stuff that dreams are made of.”
On rare occasion do I see a film that so challenges me, that has so much going on in it, that I come out of the theater thinking, “I must give this movie a second look.” One such film is CLOUD ATLAS, which I saw at the Toronto Film Festival back in September and which I will re-see upon its theatrical release.