Rich Monetti

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Near Miss in 'Sully' Takes You for a Fake News Ride on the Hudson
2 years ago
If you don’t have a problem with Hollywood turning nothing into something then Sully is a pretty entertaining movie that adds even more to the our hero’s legend. But I couldn’t help feeling jaded as t...
'The East' Finds Balance Between Environmental Terrorism and Legally Holding Corporations Accountable
2 years ago
The East pits environmental terrorism against the corporations that fully deserve the wrath their actions engender. Caught in the middle, Jane (Brit Marling) is a freelance intelligence officer for th...
The Golden Age of Movies Teaches Us that Cary Grant Can’t Be Taught In 'The Philadelphia Story'
2 years ago
For you beginners out there – pay attention – Cary Grant has opened his playbook in another golden age movie. The Philadelphia Story provides more lessons for all of us trying to temper our heart’s pa...
'A Bronx Tale' Took More Than a Real Mob Story to Come to Life
2 years ago
When Chazz Palminteri appeared opposite Robert De Niro in the real life Mob Story A Bronx Tale, his credits showed a series of TV spots and only three movie roles. De Niro, on the other hand, transcen...
'Is Anybody There' with Michael Caine Jerks Tears Across Intergenerational Relationships and Into the Afterlife
2 years ago
This past Sunday director John Crowley, Sir Michael Caine and his 14 year old co-star Bill Milner appeared at Jacob Burns Film Center with a screening of their new independent film, "Is Anybody There?...
'The Bad News Bears' Remembers a Time When We Didn’t Smother Kids with Child Psychology
2 years ago
Picture this, a little league baseball team packed 10 deep in a convertible - three perilously hanging out the back. Add Walter Matthau pouring vodka into an open container, while jockeying back and f...