For film fans who admire good acting, and I do, the combination of Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Christopher Plummer, Jennifer Garner and Bobby Carnavale together raises my hopes. In "Danny Collins," they do not disappoint; in fact, they prove that such talent can not only convey the humanity embedded in melodrama, but also tease out universal emotions.
We've all had this happen: a dear one dies and we start to see her in crowds -- just the back of a head or the turn of a hand makes us think we've seen him, that the beloved is not a memory. "The Face of Love" goes beyond that.
The St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute's Celluloid Couch series at Webster University concludes Thursday, May 19th with co-writer/ director Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right with analysis provided after the screening by Lenita Newberg. Teenage siblings Joni and Laser live with their two mothers, Jules and Nic.