Movies for Shut-ins Paddy Chayefsky’s The Hospital

Playwright Paddy Chayefsky was a complex man. Born in New York City in 1923, he served in World War II and was awarded a Purple Heart medal after he was wounded by a land mine near Aachen, Germany. Early on he fell in love with television as a medium. He wrote one of his most famous plays, Marty, specifically for TV. His male leads were vulnerable just like him, tortured just like him, and insecure just like him.

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Pelish at the Movies – ‘The Goldfinch’

Which brings us to The Goldfinch. This Pulitzer Prize winning novel was not admired by the cultural literati. The film is even less admired. The majority of critics have slaughtered this film. I cannot share their negative opinion of this rather clever if somewhat overlong mystery. While it may not be profound it is most certainly entertaining.

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Pelish at the Movies – ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’

A local haunted house, where a young girl Sarah was hospitalized with insanity in 1868, is the scene of reported sightings of her ghost. Sarah who cannot rest in peace has haunted the house and surrounding town for a hundred years. The young people find a book of Sarah’s stories and take it with them. Sarah, very unhappy about that, starts writing new stories written in blood about the teens. They took her book, and she makes them pay one by one with their lives.

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Pelish at the Movies ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a nostalgic journey back to the Hollywood of fifty years ago. By his own standards, this is a lovingly recreated fairy tale of a Hollywood that is dead and gone. But it is not an exploration of what is true but rather an explanation of what we wish was true. It is an instant classic. People will be talking about this film for a very long time. At 2 hours 41 minutes, you will require stamina to sit through it.

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