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  • Woman of the Year 1942

    ★½ Watched 23 Aug, 2014 1

    It is always fun to watch Tracy and Hepburn together, but this one is a lot less fun than the others. It certainly isn't their fault - both actors are excellent with what they have to work with, but the characters and script ultimately let them down.

    The film goes sour quickly as both principle characters become one-note. Tess a selfish and 'threatening' woman, Sam a weak and sulking man. Perhaps the ending could have saved it, but the absolutely…

  • Prince Avalanche 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Aug, 2014

    Charming, hypnotic, and beautiful.

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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Jul, 2014

    Charming and fun who-dunnit. The usual attention to detail, offbeat humor, and quirky Anderson style are all there. Mixed with interesting animation, period jumping, and aspect ratio tinkering, this is a great watch.

  • Skyfall 2012

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 06 Jul, 2014

    Works as a spy film, action film, revenge film, and siege film. Does a good job at taking relatively small stakes (for a Bond film), and blowing them up on a grander scale. So easily digestible, this film is fun to watch, has the just the right amount of humor, and is the best looking Bond film ever.