This is a blog about movies: new films in the theaters, classics you may cherish, and small diamonds you may not have found yet. It is also about the culture of cinema. For centuries, the old masters and the young guns – Leonardo, Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Gogh, Rockwell, Wyeth, Warhol – created their renderings of life on single canvases. Beginning in the 1900′s, a different set of old masters and young guns – Chaplin, Ford, Hawks, Wyler (& Wilder), Coppola, Spielberg, Scorsese – created their renderings of life on two-hour long canvases, and took we the viewer into different parts of our world, and worlds that exist solely in the mind. Movies are our modern art; the video store is our Louvre, our National Gallery.