Barry Levinson’s 1982 classic DINER screens at LACMA tonight at 7:30pm

DINER movie poster | ©1982 MGM/Warner Bros.

One of the most underrated 1980s comedies is DINER, the writer-directorial debut of Barry Levinson and tonight LACMA is sponsoring a special screening in Los Angeles tonight, December 1, at 7:30. You can purchase DINER tickets by clicking on the link. Rarely is there such a perfect first film, but Levinson nailed it with his 1982 classic set in 1959 Baltimore. Based on his own experiences, DINER stars Kevin Bacon, Timothy Daly, Mickey Rourke, Steve Guttenberg, Ellen Barkin, Paul Reiser and Daniel Stern in their first breakout roles. The film is essentially about a bunch of guys trying to grow […]Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: RAIN MAN

RAIN MAN - Blu-ray | ©2011 MGM Home Entertainment

Stars: Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Valeria Golino Writers: Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow, based on a story by Morrow Director: Barry Levinson Distributor: MGM Home Entertainment Suggested Retail Price: $19.99 Director Barry Levinson is one of the most underrated directors – EVER. His ability to hone in on small moments within big scenes and keep multiple conversations going by various character and still make a scene engaging is unparalleled. He honed his craft on such character pieces as DINER, TIN MEN and AVALON, but with RAIN MAN, he took his quirky skills to the next level and delivered an Oscar […]Read On »

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