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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 May, 2015

    Richness is a quality you can't insert into a film with computers. Even the most elaborate sets and costumes won't create a world if the storyteller is a schmuck. This George gets its.

  • Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

    Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 1977

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 09 May, 2015

    This entry is for the film "Star Wars", not the wretched "Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope." This time I checked out a copy of the de-specialized version instead of the low quality laserdisc masters that were foisted on us in DVD format about 10 years ago. Honestly, this is a stunning piece of subversive fair use activism. Much debt is owed to the fans who spent hours, maybe even years, recreating our collective memory of "Star Wars". THANKS!

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  • Beauty Day

    Beauty Day 2011

    ★★★★★ Watched 10 Mar, 2012

    I'm a regular listener to the Film Junk Podcast, of which Jay Cheel is a founding contributor. I ordered my copy of Beauty Day a month or two ago and finally got around to watching it this weekend. Given the long wait (the film premiered over a year ago), the availability of Cap'n Video shenanigans on the internet and my familiarity with the director I had a difficult time managing my expectations. Not to mention that I grew up with…

  • Burden of Dreams

    Burden of Dreams 1982

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 09 Apr, 2013

    Re-watch just to reaffirm my faith that stories like this can actually exist.