Around this time last year, I happened upon a copy of Roger Ebert’s memoir Life Itself
and found in his narrative how movies have become, for me, fragments of
experiences, some of the most precious minutes and hours of my life.
And so, what else can I do but share a few of the best from 2013?
Allen turns his attention to the
financial crisis of 2008 and a Bernie Madoff-type named Hal (Alec
Baldwin), one of those Wall Street titans building cloud-based castles
in the sky that blot out both the sun and common sense. He’s gruff and
arrogant, all façade with no substantive core inside his bulked-up