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In Memory of Tim Pigott-Smith: 1946-2017

A very accomplished British Shakespearean actor, Pigott-Smith had appeared in small roles in several major films, but the main core of his screen acting work was on television.  From Downton Abbey to Midsomer Murders….from Foyle’s War to Poirot…from Inspector Lewis to Inspector Lynley, Pigott-Smith became a very recognized face on the British telly, and eventually across the pond as well. […]

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This Week’s Recommended Books

All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani The “golden age” of Hollywood has always been fascinating to many people and in All the Stars in the Heavens,  Trigiani gives us a glimpse of many unforgettable stars, Spencer Tracy, David Niven, and Myrna Loy; portraying Hollywood in its early years and the behind the […]

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DVD Review: Two Days, One Night

Does a performance make a movie?  Two Days, One Night is not, in my opinion, an excellent movie.  But, it became an excellent movie by the stunning performance by Marion Cotillard.  I remember when I saw the film Monster in the theater, I was so moved and in awe of Charlize Theron’s performance, though the […]

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