31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN – Day 26

Many people enjoy watching scary movies to celebrate Halloween.  Some like gory slasher flicks, but I prefer creepy, moody, psychological films. Some of the best are by RKO producer and writer Val Lewton (many of them directed by Jacques Tourneur).  They usually run them on TCM this time of year, so keep an eye out…

REVIEW: SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN (2012)

This is the best movie of the year (at least, so far).  It’s charming but not saccharine, sweeping but not grandiose.  As it is based upon a book, story is paramount.  It is from Lasse Halstrom, the director of Chocolat, after all. Emily Blunt plays Harriet Chetwode-Talbot, a smart, sleek and organized asset manager.  Her portfolio…

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