Charlie Countryman

When a lovely young Romanian cello player chastises a shaggy-puppy American that he is only involving himself in her world because he “has a fantasy about helping a woman in a faraway land…”, she hits the nail on the head. Rather, I expect, she totally pegs the screenwriter of Charlie Countryman, one Matt Drake, whom …

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Lost in Translation

I’ll admit it, I’m a bit of a Japan-o-phile. I (heart) Japan! When I heard about this film, about a couple of Americans wandering around Tokyo, I immediately thought, “Oooo… now there’s the movie that I would make if I had money/talent/actor friends!” Lucky for me, Sofia Coppola, who in my book is well-out of …

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