Monday, October 5, 2015

The films of director Noah Baumbach are an acquired taste. The acting of Greta Gerwig is an acquired taste. Collaboratively, their latest film, “Mistress America,” which they co-wrote, is really an acquired taste.

"Irrational Man" is an odd movie title that doesn't make much sense until you've seen the film.

While the title is not one of the more memorable film titles, it makes sense symbolically.

That's because "Irrational Man" writer-director Woody Allen isn't only talking about the protagonist, Abe Lucas (Joaquin Phoenix), a college philosophy professor, but rather the family of man with Abe as the stand-in.

Jonny Lang with The Record Company will perform at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe at 8 p.m. Sept. 27. Sixteen years ago, at the age of 16, Lang found success with the release of his major label debut album "Lie To Me." Fame does not seem to have impacted him from being the same country farm boy from Fargo, North Dakota, who got his start in the local clubs of Minneapolis. He survived the passage of youth to adulthood, fell in love, began a family, and in the process passed through the life lessons we all endure.