Archetypes: Film: Review: ‘Tammy’ (2014)

Archetypes: Film: Review: ‘Tammy’ (2014)

Mention the word “Tammy” and “movies” in the same breath and, with any luck, the visuals that come to mind center on Debbie Reynolds’ vocal rendition of the song “Tammy,” put to exquisite use by Terence Davies in his The Long Day Closes (1992). Reynolds’ tune is that...
Astrology: Film: ‘The Company You Keep’ (2013)

Astrology: Film: ‘The Company You Keep’ (2013)

At some point, people’s pasts catch up with them, or they catch up with their pasts. In The Company You Keep, Sharon Solarz (Susan Sarandon), who in the late 1960s was a member of the Weather Underground, participated in a robbery that resulted in a guard’s getting...
Film: ‘Arbitrage’ (2012)

Film: ‘Arbitrage’ (2012)

Mogul Robert Miller (Richard Gere) is in the process of selling his family-owned company. But beneath the entrepreneurial gloss, the event is more akin to a fire sale. That’s because Miller needs to unload his prize before anyone with accounting smarts detects a more...