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  • The Postman Always Rings Twice 1981

    ★★½ Watched 29 Oct, 2014

    Frank (played by Jack Nicholson) is a man who has been in trouble with the law and ends up at a roadside café run by Cora (played by Jessica Lange) a married woman who doesn't much like her life or her older, Greek, husband. Cora and Frank begin an affair and decide that Cora's husband has to die.
    It's nearly three years since I saw the 1946 version of this story, I loved it but it was at a time…

  • Humoresque 1946

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Oct, 2014

    The film starts with John Garfield playing a talented violinist in the depths of depression, having cancelled a concert. The film progresses by way of flashbacks as he remembers his childhood desire to play the violin, his fight to become a successful concert musician, and his love affair with an older, married woman (played by Joan Crawford).
    Garfield's violin playing was done brilliantly - one violinist bowed and the other did the fingering (they were both hidden from the camera,…

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  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 08 Feb, 2013 10

    Dear Mr. Tarantino,
    I rather enjoyed your film, but that's because I had been warned that it was much too long, gratuitously violent, and that the n-word was used everywhere it could be and then some. The story was a great adventure, I was never going to drop off in the middle of it even though it would have been less flabby if you had trimmed ¾ of an hour off it. I'm not sure that your film is the…

  • Van Helsing 2004

    ★★ Watched 05 Jan, 2013 1

    I was bored. I was bored during and after watching the film, not before.