My Dinner With André (1981)

my-dinner-with-andre-1My Dinner With André is a 1981 film starring and written by André Gregory and Wallace Shawn.  Directed by Louis Malle, the movie showcases a conversation that takes place between André and Wally, where the duo confront the stark reality of the “modern” human existence, technology, comfort, life, death and all the high-brow topics that interest the artistic minds of early 1980s Theatre aficionados.

You’ll notice that earlier I capitalized the “T” in “Theatre”.  This is because it is clear when Wally and André speak, that they too are capitalizing the “T” whenever they say the word.  I’ll also be sure to include l’accent aigu whenever spelling André.

Simultaneously hoity and toity, this movie yammers on endlessly with high and mighty ideas of why society is irredeemable, and how every one around them in the circles they occupy never really live, or truly “see” anyone or anything.  The result is a movie that is clearly not in any way shape or form meant for me.

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Review Grab Bag (9/12/11)

Another new feature here at FGWG… it’s the Review Grab Bag…  Basically what we have here is a spot for me to say something about the odds and ends I watch, play, read, whatever, that I don’t really feel strongly enough about to warrant a large scale review of their own.  Like all Grab Bags and boxes of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.  If it can be reviewed, it’s fair game… good, great, bad or steaming pile of shit.

I’d also love for the Review Grab Bag to become a spot for guest reviewers.  The rules are simple:

  1. Have an opinion on a thing.
  2. Write a paragraph or two about it, and e-mail it to me at
  3. ????
  4. Profit.*
This week in the grab bag we have 4 movies.