[Each week, inspired by what's in theaters or in the news or even just by random firings of neurons, 'Retro Rental,' by film critic James Rocchi, looks at an older film on disc or download that links up to the here-and-now ...]
Yesterday, Nora Ephron died. She was a prolific writer and director and one of the filmmakers who paved the way for the romantic dramas we know and love today. Her sharp humor, compelling story lines and her unique viewpoint into the female psyche...
To name just a few of her credits, essayist, screenwriter and director Nora Ephron has passed away from pneumonia brought on by acute myeloid leukemia at the age of 71.
Sounds like someone explained the meaning of “EGOT” to Tom Hanks. If you watch ’30 Rock,’ you know that the slang refers to the select few who’ve won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award. Seeing as how Hanks has two Oscars and an Emmy (for ‘The Pacific’), he’s setting his sights on a Tony by taking a lead role in a Broadway show.