If you frequent this blog, you will often find lists of some of my favorite classic motion pictures from way back when.
On occasion, I receive emails from some of you fine people about what modern movies I enjoyed or I think are classics.
It is difficult to define modern, but I’m going to go with films that have come out since I was born in 1988 (in no particular order):
There Will Be Blood
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
The Lives of Others (German)
Note: I think Christopher Nolan is the best filmmaker today, and I’ve enjoyed every picture (except that Al Pacino / Robin Williams film) of his.
Over at EarnForex.com, I have a new weekly special that takes a look at the past week in the commodities market, from coffee to gold to natural gas. I think this is a useful tool for anyone who wants to see how agriculture, metals, and energy performed over the last five days. I have written a few of these already, but you can check out my latest one here.
I recently appeared on The Uprising with Liberty Nation’s incomparable Legal Affairs Editor Scott Cosenza. We talked inflation and economics in general.
Cosenza is a great guy and a superb host. So be sure to listen to his podcast and check out his regular LN TV episodes with another gentleman, Mark Angelides.
Here is the videocast version of the podast (my segment starts at 59:33):
I just learned that actress Olivia de Havilland passed away. She was one of the last few actors/actresses from that era. There isn’t really anybody left, except perhaps Kim Novak. But from the studio system, de Havilland was the last one.
So, what were some of my favorite films of hers? There were just too many to list. I will do my best to pick my five favorites from her huge collection of films:
1. The Heiress | 1949
2. The Snake Pit | 1948
3. Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte | 1964
4. Lady in a Cage | 1964
5. Captain Blood | 1935
There were plenty of other good ones, such as “To Each His Own” and “Strawberry Blonde,” but I think these stand out the most to me.
With “Captain Blood,” I don’t really care about pirate pictures, but this Errol Flynn picture was entertaining.
I was recently invited to appear on NTD Business News for a few minutes to discuss Judy Shelton’s nomination to the Federal Reserve. I have written about her a few times over the last year, and with her nomination coming up, I was asked for my thoughts.
Here is my segment from the July 28 broadcast: