Lanni’s List is a journal reflecting my lifelong passion for movie watching and movie making. I continually update the list and it currently consists of close on fifteen hundred films that for various reasons interested me. The List includes a rating system covering things like plot, character and cinematography and some fun Sub Lists like “I can’t Help Myself” Serial Killers for All Occasions and “Good to the Last Drop” Great Films about Drunks. The List doesn’t represent every film I’ve ever seen, but rather those that I think are worth watching. Agree? Disagree? Let’s discuss.
I recently watched The Astronaut’s Wife after not having seen it for ten years and I am happy to report that the film holds up extremely well. Mixing genre conventions is always a tricky business, but writer-director Rand Ravich manages to make the sci-fi/thriller hybrid work. Let’s start with the thriller conventions. Ravich wrings every … More The Astronaut’s Wife