Favorite films

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Reds
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • Pennies from Heaven

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  • Happy Gilmore

    ★★★

  • Joe Versus the Volcano

    ★★★★★

  • Dragonslayer

    ★★★½

  • Jurassic Park III

    ★★★

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  • Happy Gilmore

    Happy Gilmore

    ★★★

    I still have a soft spot for HAPPY but foe whatever reasons the collective intelligence dip during the 90’s (myself included) elevated this comedy into some kind of “classic” status. So many throwaway jokes just don’t land — there’s so much half-inspired fodder between the standout bits that I can’t believe I saw this thrice in the theater. THRICE.


    I love some parts of this movie so much that it pains me to feel so much meh.

  • Joe Versus the Volcano

    Joe Versus the Volcano

    ★★★★★

    Another beach vacation viewing on a stormy Thursday. Today I was struck by the film’s ability to balance religious skepticism with the spiritual. In the past I’ve focused on the ways it rejects traditional Christian dogma — instead JOE depicts a broader, practical sense of the spiritual in everyday life. Okay. Go back to your Thursday.

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  • My Blue Heaven

    My Blue Heaven

    ★★★½

    This may not be a great movie. Or even a very good one. There's sloggy bits and moments of pure dramatic contrivance.

    And yet...

    There's still Steve Martin doing an intentionally hammy New York Italian accent and antagonizing everyone he knows with wit and tasteless bespoke suits. 

    And that's enough for me.

  • Beach Blanket Bingo

    Beach Blanket Bingo

    ★★½

    I had fun, but at what cost to my worldview?