John Cassavetes is a man of towering character and iron integrity of which much has been written. His son, Nick, a splinter off the old block is an unrepentant hack. In our darkest moments we all wonder if we are our fathers Nick Cassevetes.
Maude: The First Season (Sony)
“Lady Godiva was a freedom rider”….Before she was a Letterman punchline Bea Arthur’s other show was a damn funny one. March 20
The Jeffersons: Sixth Season(Sony)
The unfunny, social bankrupt Yin to All in the Family’s socially relevant Yang. March 27
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman(Sony)
Way, waaay ahead of its time (and maybe ours).
Wondrous Oblivion (Palm)
Set in 1960s England, it’s about a young boy’s love for cricket. Good luck with that domestic market, then. March 20
The Goddess of 1967(Home Vision)
“A Japanese man searches the Internet to find his dream car, a 1967 Citroen DS — the same make of car driven by Alain Delon in Le Samourai.” Perfect. March 27
The Bridge on the River Kwai(Sony)
David Lean’s surprisingly undated story about British POWs who try eke out some purpose from their role at the margins of the war. March 20
Miami Vice: Season Three(Universal)
Have you seen this show recently? Really unspeakable. Friends claim the recent film, though, is actually good. You can’t always trust your friends.
The Charge of the Light Brigade(Warner)
The film my dad played hooky to watch once and was punished to the point of tears… ahhh the good old days. March 27