|I don't often eat Vietnamese, but when I do, I eat at Com|
Aesthetically, it's not Nan or Chopstix (RIP), but it is pleasing to the eye.
|The dining room is very spacious and the service is great|
|Good luck pronouncing Bourguignon|
|My favorite dish at Com|
|The Vietnamese lunch staple|
Footnote #1: Vietnam the country. I never have been there, but I have close Vietnamese relatives that tell me it's both beautiful and fun. I've been told you could almost retire there on $20k. I seriously doubt that, but for $30k if I'm willing to try to be the Nino Brown of Indochina!
|Am I your brothers keeper?|
|Frank White is one of the most underrated characters in 80's cinema|
To me "Apocalypse Now" still holds up and is the best film of this group of movies. Francis Ford Coppola used to make great movies before he started selling mediocre wine. You had the two craziest actors of their time, Marlon Brando and Dennis Hopper, doing what they do best, playing criminally insane characters. I can see Coppola telling Brando during his village scene, "Just act like it's a typical Saturday at your house, but with a few dozen Asian kids running around with guns."
The other great Vietnam movies are Platoon, Full Metal Jacket and The Deer Hunter. Somehow The Deer Hunter gets lost in this crowd. The film stars Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Savage, John Cazale, Meryl Streep, and George Dzundza. A once in a lifetime cast. It won 5 Academy Awards and the Great Christopher Walken got the nod for best supporting actor. It's a two mention Christopher Walken blog! We all win.
Tom Berenger gave the performance of his life in Platoon and somehow couldn't turn this into what should have been a much better career. He should have been the Christian Bale of the 80's. Warning: this scene is disturbing.