‘Lore’ and ‘Numbers’

DREAMSVILLE’S WEEK IN DVD Australian director Cate Shortland’s second feature, “Lore,” takes a grueling journey with a young German girl as she struggles to survive the punishing conditions of post-World War II Germany, “paying” for her Nazi parents’ support of Hitler and his war. Newcomer Saskia Rosendahl stars as Lore, a 14-year-old girl who is […]

‘Side Effects’ Galore

DREAMSVILLE’S WEEK IN DVD There’s four surprisingly good thrillers hitting the shelves this week, headed up by the sleeper “Side Effects,” directed by the prolific Steven Soderbergh. The film starts out as a prosaic psychological thriller about a young woman, Emily (Rooney Mara), who begins suffering from terrifying anxiety attacks and bouts of sleepwalking after […]

Jack Reacher: Meet Jean-Luc Godard

DREAMSVILLE’S WEEK IN DVD “Jack Reacher”: Fans of Lee Child’s wildly popular series of novels about ex-military investigator-turned avenging angel Jack Reacher blanched when they heard that Tom Cruise was going to play the lead in the film adaptation of the author’s “One Shot.” Reacher, after all, is a 6-foot 5-inch 250 pound blond haired […]

Makin’ Whoopee With Eddie Cantor

He’s not a household name today (though his character appears in episodes of “Boardwalk Empire”), but Eddie Cantor was the original renaissance man of the entertainment world in the early 20th century, conquering vaudeville, Broadway, records, Hollywood, radio and TV. Cantor began in vaudeville in 1907 in New York, moved to the Great White Way […]