Sideways (2004)

Director: Alexander Payne Writers: Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor Cinematographer: Phedon Papamichael Composer: Rolfe Kent Cast: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh. Slowly, I am getting my fiancé to watch all my favorite movies, if he hasn’t already seen them. Most recently I finally got him to watch Sideways, and I was… Read More Sideways (2004)

Dogtooth (2009)

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos Writers: Yorgos Lanthimos & Efthymis Filippou Cinematographer: Thimios Bakatakis Cast: Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Angeliki Papoulia, Hristos Passalis, Mary Tsoni, Anna Kalaitzidou. A family made up of two parents and their three children, a son and two daughters, live in a secluded house. It soon becomes apparent that the house is meant… Read More Dogtooth (2009)

“Nine Inches: Stories” by Tom Perrotta (2013)

A few months ago I read Tom Perrotta’s Bad Haircut, his first short story collection from 1997. I was planning on reading his second short story collection, published in 2013, eventually, but decided to tackle it sooner rather than later. Perrotta’s first collection was actually a series of stories featuring the same protagonist, whereas this… Read More “Nine Inches: Stories” by Tom Perrotta (2013)