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  • Rosetta

    Rosetta

    Just watched ROSETTA, directed by brothers Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne. This is a movie about a girl that lives in a trailer with her alcoholic mom trying to survive in poverty. Her holy grail in life is having a steady job so that she can have a regular life, which causes her to betray a friend so that she can snag their position. I had mixed feelings about the main character, because she knows th
    at having a job is the…

  • The Last Movie

    The Last Movie

    Just watched Dennis Hopper's THE LAST MOVIE. This is a movie about a stunt man working on a western in Peru, who sticks around after the movie wraps. The townspeople that have watched the movie production build their own movie equipments out of sticks, and enact their own movie-ritual with the stunt-man as the sacrifice at the end. If you loved Hopper's Easy Rider...then you'll probably fucking hate this. After the mega-success of Easy Rider, everyone was hyped for this…

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  • The Plumber

    The Plumber

    Just watched Peter Weir's THE PLUMBER. This is a movie about a housewife living in a block apartment building who is visited by the building's plumber to fix the pipes in the bathroom, a job that will take up to a week. Imagine letting a complete stranger into your house for a legitimate reason, only to find out that they are the creepiest person in a 100 mile radius. For what it's worth, this movie was alright (for a TV…

  • The Shape of Things to Come

    The Shape of Things to Come

    Just watched THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME, directed by George McCowan. This movie is based off the same H. G. Wells book as William Cameron Menzies' THINGS TO COME, but these are 2 movies that couldn't be more different. While the 1936 version was a serious meditation on civilization, this movie is a cheesy space romp with enough plot-holes to keep you laughing for the entire 90-minute run-time. Jack Palance stars as the villain who controls a bunch of…