Childhood favorites revisited: Save the Last Dance

Save the Last Dance (2001) was one of the films that started the “dance film” craze of the new millennium, following in the ’80s footsteps of Footloose (1984) and Dirty Dancing (1987). Opening on the holiday weekend of Martin Luther King, Jr. day and raking in over $130,000,000 during its run (over $25,000,000 of which … More Childhood favorites revisited: Save the Last Dance

Carolina (2003)

Carolina (2003): 4/5 (contains mild spoilers) Shirley MacLaine and Julia Stiles star in this romantic dramedy about a girl (Stiles, in the title role) who wants to escape her uber-eccentric, mildly crazy family in favor of a life of normalcy. I could tell right off the bat that I was going to like this film, … More Carolina (2003)