It was the best of times and not the worst of times!
The Blues Master taught his class under the letters.....
He introduced us to his 12 string guitar, banjo and 6 string guitar....
...played with a banjo on his knee......
...introduced himself with a harp solo.......
....tuned his guitar for some Muddy Waters....
"A Lobster Tale" is the most quirky and fun movie in
the festival. Colm Meaney portrays Cody, a lobster man
on bad times. His wife works as a waitress, they live
on the wrong side of the island and his son is
pestered by a rich bully. While pulling up another
empty lobster trap, Cody encounters a moss that
performs miracles. Of course, members of the
community would like to use the miracle moss for their
own personal salvation.
"A Lobster Tale" thrives on Meaney’s low key
performance as Cody. The man is physically weather
beaten but maintains a spiritual dignity, especially
in scenes with his wife. This spiritual dignity
transforms and educates his son on the importance of
the Golden Rule and loving one’s enemies. Graham
Greene has fun as customer of Dunk ‘n Donuts who
moonlights as the town sheriff.
In "Nostalgia" Peter Zorn (Seth Macari) is a married man who has everything, but feels shallow. He looks up his first love on the internet and gets in contact with her kid sister, Kelly (Kelli Nordhus). In an attempt to recapture his youth, the married man has an affair with Kelli and his life goes awry.
"Nostalgia" strives to be a contemporary thriller in
the mode of Alfred Hitchcock’s "Vertigo,"
"Spellbound" and "Frenzy." While "Nostalgia"
does not make it to that level, it does present a
moral dilemma of a man who has it all and loses it by
trying to recapture his youthful dreams.
"Nostalgia" is film noir for the baby boomers.
While Kelli Nordhus (pictured above) is easy on the eyes, Aimée Bourgon is easily the best supporting actress of this ensemble. Bourgon reveals the weariness of being married too long, yet shows inner strength when her character has to take charge of the children and household. http://www.nostalgiathemovie.com/
"The Indian" features a dying man (Sal Landi) who tries to make things right for his son, Danny (Matt Dallas). Despite emotional wounds and criminal records, the two men bond by building an antique Indian motorcycle. While "The Indian" does drag a bit, it is a satisfying
film with a moral about reconciliation through a mutual hobby.
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