May not be immediately apparent from all the drollness surrounding FX’s Fargo where she stars as a police detective, but Allison Tolman seems like someone with a sense of humor. Check out her imdb bio, which has an endearing DIY quality to it.
Check In: Big Eyes (2014) The first two thirds of the movie plays like a Hitchcock thriller. Set in SF in the late 50s, with a nervous Marion Crane-like blonde, who is controlled by her husband like Joan Fontaine in Suspicion, while her identity is slowly stripped away by a devious, obsessive husband like in Spellbound
Check In: Wild (2014) A potentially new agey trail movie about finding oneself is transcended by brave acting by Witherspoon & Dern, clever editing, Simon & Garfunkle on the soundtrack & scenery that reminds once again the natural beauty we live in. http://imdb.com/rg/an_share/title/title/tt2305051/
Check In: Chotushkone (2014) Srijit takes another shot in the movie-in-a-movie genre, but unlike Autograph this is lazy & overlong, filled with caricatures & unnecessary frippery like flashbacks, b&w sequences, multiple characters, songs & red herrings galore. http://imdb.com/rg/an_share/title/title/tt4115752/
Check In: Boyhood (2014) Boyhood. And motherhood, fatherhood & sisterhood. Gimmicks aside (& it is easy to forget these are the same actors seen through the years) this is a deeply felt movie about a single mother & itinerant father raising their children as they circulate through stepfathers, cities & friends. We focus on the boy
Check In: Almost Famous (2000) Rosy eyed look at how the young & starry eyed get played by the cynical. Crowe asks the right questions, but jumps out of the car before the cliff on this game of chicken. So the movie meanders like a fading solo to a dismal plonk of the guitar string. The
Check In: Airport (1970) Very solid & realistic story, based on Alex Haley’s bestseller, about the operations of a major Chicago area airport. The characters are believable, in the manner of that era, & with many famous faces & a pre-9/11 security apparatus, there is both nostalgia & archival interest. http://imdb.com/rg/an_share/title/title/tt0065377/