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  • The Invitation

    The Invitation 2015

    ★★★ Watched 27 Aug, 2016

    This is a slow tense movie that blows up into a reasonably satisfying climax.  However, I think a slightly tighter film would have helped.

  • Into the Wild

    Into the Wild 2007

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Aug, 2016

    Sometimes heartwarming, sometimes infuriating, sometimes powerful.

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  • Ocean's Thirteen

    Ocean's Thirteen 2007

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 26 Apr, 2012 1

    Having rewatched all three of the Ocean's films within a short period of time (the last two within 24 hours of each other), I find myself puzzled by the second one. There's no doubt that the third movie is superior to its predecessor and that it captures some of the magic of the first film in the series. But what is different about that second movie? It is simply that the second movie was set in Europe, and that the…

  • Dogma

    Dogma 1999

    ★★★★ Rewatched 09 Oct, 2012 2

    This is my favorite Kevin Smith movie, although it suffers from many of the same problems as all his films. Yes, it is drowning in profanity. Yes, there are way too many gay jokes and too much bathroom humor. Yes, many of the performances aren't good (and sometimes from good actors, leading me to think that a better director could have gotten better performances). And yes, the shots and camera placement isn't very inspired. But this movie works on its…