While this may have been one of my favorite films of all time in the eighties - if only just for the casting - it has been made decades later and nostalgia is out of the question.
So, is it any good? Sadly, not really. It takes to long to get anywhere, has a bland villain, and only about fifteen minutes of action. Schwarzenegger is the one who shines here, even if he does enter the fray at about thirty…
"You've got a strange father, Ben."
A slightly dated drama about a military dad who treats family and squad alike, all have to excel at all they do. Duvall is great as the tough father seemingly incapable of giving his family the love they so clearly need and Michael O'Keefe is extraordinary as his tormented son who strives to reach the almost unattainable goals set by his dad. Keeping the whole family together, sometimes putting herself in harm's way to…
Guess what I finally saw after being on this earth almost thirty-seven years?
One of the bigger and slightly more embarrassing gaps in my filmography I had somehow always managed to 'miss' Psycho. With all the references about it in other films and television shows it almost felt like I had seen it already. Then came 1998 and I caught Gus van Sant's version which did not, all the more so in hindsight, do this film any favors. It however…