Films, Humor, Reviews.

The Jerk: A movie that never gets old

Pocket Review, Title The Jerk, Studio Universal Studios, Rating 4.0,

The Jerk (1979)

Director: Carl Reiner

Pocket Review

The Jerk is a naïf, a not-quite-holy fool, who finds his life one astonishment after another. It is the most maniacal and subversive of Steve Martin and Carl Reiner’s movies together. This film provides the perfect vehicle for Martin’s comic style, which I have always enjoyed.

Humor, Observations.

Celebrating Frog – street jokester of Eugene

What does a dyslexic, agnostic insomniac do at night? He lies awake contemplating the existence of doG.

Years ago, my brother Craig and I were walking together on the way to somewhere in Eugene, Oregon, when a veritable gnome of a man approached us, towing a child's red wagon filled with what appeared to be hefty pamphlets. He introduced himself cheerfully as Frog, told us the joke above and offered to sell us one of his joke books that he carried in his red wagon.

Films, Humor, Reviews.

Fargo: A movie that never gets old

Pocket Review, Title Fargo, Studio MGM/UA, Rating 4.5,

Fargo (1996)

Director: Joel Coen

Pocket Review

Fargo is an almost blissfully surreal take on what the world would be like if everyone had an IQ of 88, building a structure of nincompoopery around a more typical tale of desperate crime gone wrong. This movie could be the Coen brother's extended take on Woody Allen's joke about a village idiot's convention in Love and Death

Films, Humor, Reviews.

Auntie Mame: A movie that never gets old

Pocket Review, Title Auntie Mame, Studio Warner Bros., Rating 4.0,

Auntie Mame (1958)

Director: Morton DaCosta

Pocket Review

Mame is a free-spirited woman who believes that 'Life is a banquet - and most poor suckers are starving to death.' She is given care of her nephew when her brother unexpectedly dies, and raises him in her very unconventional world, against the wishes of his legal guardian, an often perplexed conservative banker played with great comic style by Fred Clark . It is Rosalind Russell's best role.