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  • The Quiet Man

    The Quiet Man 1952

    ★★★ Watched 27 Jun, 2016

    Beats out Brigadoon for most beautiful film with an Irish setting which is a real accomplishment (a well deserved best cinematography win here). But John Ford just doesn't know what to do with the genre he's in here. There's little humor here, and while John Wayne is fine in the role and his fish-out-of-water element is inherit in his casting, he's still no Bing Crosby or Gregory Peck a la Roman Holiday . Ford does bring some great material to…

  • The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas

    The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas 2000

    ★★½ Watched 25 Jun, 2016

    How can you hate a Flintstones movie that has a friendship montage set to You Get What You Give by the New Radicals?

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  • The People vs. Larry Flynt

    The People vs. Larry Flynt 1996

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Aug, 2013

    With The People vs. Larry Flynt being my third film into Milos Forman's so far excellent filmography I've found a similar threads throughout his works, primarily in his protagonists' desire to question and change and push the envelope of the worlds around them. With Jack McMurphy in Cuckoo's Nest he was pushing the insane asylum to its limit, and in Man on the Moon Andy Kaufman was taking comedy and entertainment above and beyond where people thought it could go.…

  • Men in Black

    Men in Black 1997

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Feb, 2014 1

    Men in Black stands out as a great franchise starting film that does it all with such simplicity. The world-building here is just fantastically done as you're never questioning the film's lineup of aliens or the methods that go about tracking them. This is all thanks to the 1990's answer to the 1980's Tom Hanks, Will Smith, who gives you plenty of charisma as you learn about the world of Men in Black as he does.

    While just from the…