Hello and welcome to my linkin' blog. My name is Andrew (a.k.a. Sauce) and I am a 35-year-old Southern guy with a love of film, music, art, theater, food, technology and The Muppets. Since I was already in the habit of emailing a lot of my friends and family with nuggets of the web, this format allows me to do just that. Read it or not, there's always gonna be something here that piques my interest that I felt was worth sharing with y'all.
THE ANGRIEST MAN IN BROOKLYN - If you ever wondered what became of Phil Alden Robinson, the writer/director behind FIELD OF DREAMS, SNEAKERS, and director of THE SUM OF ALL FEARS, this is his newest film. Hopefully, it turns out better than this schmaltzy trailer sells it.
In James Gray’s THE IMMIGRANT, Ewa Cybulski (Marion Cotillard) and her sister sail to New York from their native Poland in search of a new start and the American dream. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda (Angela Sarafyan) is ill, and the two women are separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined. Alone, with nowhere to turn and desperate to reunite with Magda, Ewa quickly falls prey to Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix), a charming butwicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution. The arrival of Orlando (Jeremy Renner) - a dashing stage magician who is also Bruno’s cousin - restores her self-belief and hopes for a brighter future, becoming her only chance to escape the nightmare in which she finds herself.
This was a role that Peter O’Toole admitted he went after saying, “Yes, I wanted that. I just knew that the time was right in my own age to move into my 50’s, if you follow me, and THE STUNT MAN and I fitted each other perfectly.”