by Dave Umbricht
Today is Memorial Day in the US. So let’s take a moment to reflect and remember all the brave people who have given their lives to protect us.
Take us from Adrien Brody (who starred in The Thin Red Line, a movie that tried to show the inner struggles of soldiers) to Richard Farnsworth (star of The Straight Story, which includes a powerfully authentic scene of war remembrance).
Dave Umbricht is a self proclaimed "guy who knows a couple of things". However, he has never claimed to know them well. Genetically predisposed to love movies, at age ten he felt really cool being the only fourth grader who knew of the film "My Dinner with Andre", thanks to Siskel & Ebert. For the next twenty years he pretended to have seen the movie until he finally watched it at age 28 and understood what all the fuss was about. He attempted to watch all of the films on Ebert's Great Movies list by age 40. He failed.