Posts Tagged ‘lasse hallstrom’

A Dog’s Purpose

An unrepentant three-hankie weepie, this story about a dog's reincarnated lives will leach the tears and smiles out, despite your best efforts.

My Life As a Dog (1985)

One of my personal touchstone films, "My Life As a Dog" showed an American teenager how vibrant and alive foreign cinema can be.

The Hundred Foot Journey featured

The Hundred-Foot Journey

"The Hundred-Foot Journey" isn't haute cuisine, but it's a worthwhile and pleasurable bit of cinematic comfort food.

Safe Haven

There's the bones of a good story in the latest adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' Souther-fried oeuvre. Bit it needed another cast and crew to find it.

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

"Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" is definitely an acquired taste, but it's completely worth closing your eyes and taking a bite.

Dear John

The perfect manual for what to do and what not to do in making a weepy romantic drama.

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale

It's a shame that "Hachi" failed to get a theatrical release, because it's worthy tear-jerker.

Dear John

"Dear John" is an untidy but authentic romantic drama. Unfortunately, its leading man is better suited to boxing than romance.