This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Quick Change may not have been the first heist movie I ever saw, but it's one of the first to really make an impression on me. Its understated humor is in the vain of my personal brand. It's light, wry, and fast-paced. As a caper flick, it's taut from start to finish. It isn't "slick", per se; it isn't that kind of movie. In fact, we only glean the gist of the actual operation. But that's actually a handy microcosm…
Sicko came out in a particularly upsetting time in my life. I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2005. Two years later, my health was so unreliable that it was a major reason my family chose to close the doors on the business we'd owned and operated for twenty years. No single topic has dominated my daily life these last eight years more than the vulnerability of the sick and injured in America. Not even Batman.
Michael Moore is still…
The Sting is one of the rarest sorts of films: It's laden with plot twists and surprises, but knowing the payoffs doesn't detract from the joy of repeat viewings. Generally, stories with "Aha!" moments are thrilling the first time through but don't hold up to a second viewing. Not so with the 1973 Best Picture.
I've seen The Sting several times over the years, most recently 7 March 2010 on DVD. I've loved it since I first saw it on…