Rich Monetti

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is Hollywood Noir and Irreverence At Its Best
2 years ago
I’ve now seen Kiss Kiss Bang Bang three times. A lightly noir dark comedy, I still cannot trace all the threads back and forth to tie the plot together without help from Wikipedia. So even if this Sha...
Italian American Author’s Book on Mickey Mantle Book Brings a Personal Connection to Adoring Fans
2 years ago
The most recent book of note on Mickey Mantle was The Last Boy by Jane Leavy, and it doesn’t pull punches about getting into the more salacious aspects of the slugger’s life. However, a real intimacy ...
In The Big Short, 2008 Economic Crisis Had Winners Who Didn’t Break the Law
2 years ago
The 2008 economic crisis is long behind us. So why not go back and take a look at a number of people who saw it coming and made loads of money as a result? How about we stick them in the cell with Ber...
Filmmaker Finds New York Vacation Getaway of a Bygone Era
2 years ago
Every summer, as the sizzle perspires from the cement, urban thoughts of running streams, flowing grass and cool mountain breezes inherently materialize around every New Yorker and only subside with t...
Audrey Hepburn Succumbs to Charade as the Age of Cary Grants' Movies Come to an End
2 years ago
In 2017, as Netflix or your DVD aligns its digits to the opening of "Charade," the 1963 film gives off a sense that the world is in the midst of an identity crisis that ties to the end of an era for C...
Woody Allen Finds Himself and the Roaring 20s in Zelig
2 years ago
Who else but Woody Allen himself could insert himself into Nazi archival footage, cause a ruckus to get the attention of a girl he loves and then get a laugh while Adolf Hitler rants on world dominati...