Bryan Cranston’s Memoir (Sort Of, But Not Quite, A Book Review)

A Life In Parts by Bryan Cranston Simon and Schuster Hardcover, 274 Pages $27.00 ISBN-13: 9781476793856 (No Cover Image Available) I finished reading Bryan Cranston’s brilliant but humble memoir (No, that isn’t a joke.  It’s both) about a week ago, and still don’t feel ready to write a perceptive review.  It seemed best to wait until I figured it out in my head relatively well before posting anything on the record. Soon after its Oct. 11 release, A Life In Parts is at No. 9 on the New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List.  We can only hope that means a lot of people … Continue reading Bryan Cranston’s Memoir (Sort Of, But Not Quite, A Book Review)

Trumbo (Movie Review)

TRUMBO (2015) Directed by:  Jay Roach Starring:  Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Louis C.K., John Goodman Running Time:  124 Minutes Rated:  R Bruce Cook published his biography Dalton Trumbo in 1977.  Nearly forty years later, it was adapted for one of the finest Twentieth Century historical film accounts ever. The Red Scare was not Mid-Twentieth Century America’s finest hour.  Many of the people behind it were opportunists who knew better, and the general support it received was from an ignorant or intimidated public.  The communist witch hunt ruined careers and lives, and caused some people to expose weak aspects of their … Continue reading Trumbo (Movie Review)