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  • Valkyrie

    Valkyrie 2008

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 24 Jun, 2016

    Bryan Singer's work away from the X-Men has had both rave and mixed reviews. The Usual Suspects is the high watermark for Singer outside of that world, but Valkyrie isn't far behind it in terms of quality. A huge budget, an impeccable cast of star names, a very fine script from Christopher McQuarrie and Nathan Alexander that doesn't distort history too much, this historical thriller courted controversy by the bucketload. An American playing a German hero? A Scientologist no less?…

  • Hart's War

    Hart's War 2002

    ★★★★ Rewatched 23 Jun, 2016 1

    Gregory Hoblit has made some really good movies. Primal Fear, Fallen, Fracture, and Frequency are all very enjoyable films that showed Hoblit had the skill to embrace different genres and control and get the best from numerous starry casts. While never producing box offices riches, and with only Primal Fear receiving any award attention, he nevertheless has made films I've wanted to see. War films don't normally do brisk business very often these days. Even by the time you add…

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  • Skyline

    Skyline 2010

    ½ Rewatched 09 Mar, 2013 16

    My wife likes this. I'm considering a divorce.

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 08 Feb, 2015 9

    Should I be concerned that my wife was taking notes during this film? (Andy's last diary entry)..................................