Movie 1: Motherless Brooklyn
If you are in the mood for a 1950’s genre Brooklyn, New York setting Drama with an A-list dozen actors, and you have a couple of hours to spend, this just might be your next movie experience.
Add a jazz club in Harlem, a few New York power brokers, a few thugs, and a young love interest. It’s well worth the 144 minutes.
Movie 2: Where’s My Roy Cohn?
This is a fascinating, albeit aggravating, documentary about Roy Cohn, known as a ruthless lawyer who gained fame during the McCarthy hearings of the 1950’s. Until his death in 1986 he was known as a corrupt lawyer, a skilled attack dog and a horrid human being.
More importantly, this film chronicles the life and times of a self hating homosexual whose life was filled with gilded trappings, amoral behavior and fueled by insidious actions.
Movie 3: Doctor Sleep
First, this is a fascinating follow-up to Steven King’s Shining, only 40 years later. This is mostly a softer version that replaces shock with subtlety. It’s inventive, thought provoking and an instant classic.
Take a snack or an early lunch/dinner to bridge the 151 minute run time.
One thought on “Movies: Motherless Brooklyn, Where’s My Roy Cohn?, Doctor Sleep”
Thanks for the reviews. I want to see Motherless Brooklyn was concerned about the SF Chronicle’s trashy review. I waited for the better review to come along. Thanks, I’ll see it this week.