dunkirk is the kind of film you sit on after you see it. at first you’re like, yeah that was a good film. it was a different kind of war movie. then you leave the theater and you start thinking about it, all your favorite moments, the ones that made you bite your nails off. you think about the message and what christopher nolan is really trying to get across with the way he directed it. and then you realize that it’s actually sort of spectacular. because you were in the film. you weren’t just hearing a bunch of dialogue, knowing what someone was going to do next. you were basically living it. between the music and the acting, you were feeling what they were feeling. long story short, if you were unsure of dunkirk at first: sit on it. i guarantee you’ll see the beauty in it.
RIP John Heard (1945-2017) - The talented character actor best remembered as Peter Mcallister, Macaulay Culkin’s father in the Home Alone franchise (1990-1992) died yesterday. Before the successful two films, he had a solid career as a leading man and supporting actor in films like Between the Lines (1977), the mini-series The Scarlet Letter (1979), Heart Beat (1980), Cat People (1982), C.H.U.D. (1984), Scorsese’s After Hours (1985), The Trip to Bountiful (1985), Big (1988), The Milagro Beanfield War (1988), Betrayed (1988), Beaches (1988), The Package (1989), Awakenings (1990), Rambling Rose (1991), Deceived (1991), Radio Flyer (1992) and his great turn as a disabled war veteran who helps his friend Jeff Bridges to solve a crime in Cutter’s Way (1981), one of his most acclaimed roles. His posterior credits include
Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (1992), The Pelican Brief (1993), In the Line of Fire (1993), My Fellow Americans (1996), Before and After (1996), Snake Eyes (1998), Pollock (2000), Animal Factory (2000), O (2001), White Chicks (2004), The Great Debaters
(2007), Too Big to Fail (2008), Warren (2014)
and five new projects in post-production in 2017. TV appaearances include The Client, Jack & Bobby, Entourage, Prison Break, CSI: Miami, and as detective Makazian in The Sopranos, which earned him an EMMY nomination as Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.