Quick Review: Alfie (1966, Lewis Gilbert)

RATING: 7/10 Director: Lewis GilbertCast: Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Julia Foster, Vivien Merchant, Jane AsherScreenplay: Baill Naughton (based on his play “Alfie”) Synopsis: Alfie (Michael Caine) is a young English playboy who plays the rounds in London. But when the women of his life face challenges that affect them ultimately, Alfie is along for the ride as he narrates…

“Dancing in the Dark” with Fred Astaire & Cyd Charisse.

The song “Dancing in the Dark” from “The Band Wagon” (1953). Never gets old! The romance, the music, the movie stars. Just outstanding. Though I can’t really say “The Band Wagon” is exactly underrated, it’s still a pretty fun movie. It’s full of comedy, great bubbly performances and an outstanding score. Here’s a little tribute…

Quick Review: “Hope Springs” (2012, David Frankel)

RATING: 6/10 Director: David FrankelCast: Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell, Jean StewartScreenplay: Vanessa Taylor Synopsis: When Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold’s (Tommy Lee Jones) 30 year marriage starts to decay, the unhappy Kay decides to take her husband to marriage specialist Dr. Feld (Steven Carell) to try and rekindle the flame that once…