Tuesday, November 21

REVIEW: Lady Bird

Directed by Greta Gerwig
2017 Comedy Drama
1 hour 34 minutes
From A24

Saoirse Ronan
Laurie Metcalf
Tracy Letts
Timothée Chalamet
Lucas Hedges
Beanie Feldstein
Lois Smith

Friday, November 17

REVIEW: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Directed by Martin McDonagh
2017 Comedy Drama 
1 hour 55 minutes
From Fox Searchlight

Frances McDormand
Woody Harrelson
Sam Rockwell
Abbie Cornish
Lucas Hedges
Caleb Landry Jones
Zeljko Ivanek
Peter Dinklage
John Hawkes

Tuesday, November 14

The Garden of Allah

It wasn't long after our family moved to Los Angeles in 1956 that my movie-loving mother and I hopped in the family Oldsmobile and set out to discover all we could about the old days of Hollywood.  We checked out stars' homes but her big thrill was seeing where famous places were located or once located.  On several weekends we would look for where the famous Hollywood Canteen had been located or the Chateau Marmont Hotel, the Mocambo nightclub or the offices of Photoplay, Modern Screen or Screen Stories (the bibles of our lives) and The Garden of Allah.