R. I. P. – Robert Forster (1941 – 2019)

Robert Forster has passed away. I had the privilege of meeting and having a lengthy conversation with him when he was in Santa Rosa promoting his appearance at a screening of “Jackie Brown”. I had just watched his first film – “Reflections in a Golden Eye” with Marlon Brando – and he was delighted to…

Review: Ad Nauseum (“Ad Astra”)

In case you were wondering, Ad Astra is Latin for “to the stars”. Take a blender and pour in Apocalypse Now, Gravity, Interstellar, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and bits of The Martian, and you have this eye-popping space adventure starring Brad Pitt as a futuristic astronaut sent on a top secret mission he’d rather not…