Favorite films

  • Since You Went Away
  • Battleground
  • Gidget
  • So Proudly We Hail

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  • A Face in the Crowd

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  • Love in the Rough


Pinned reviews

  • That Man from Rio

    That Man from Rio


    I'm in love.
    I'm in love with this film, Jean-Paul Belmondo and the idea of traveling to Rio de Janeiro.
    After staying up too late to finish this movie, I'm still in a glittering haze over L'homme de Rio.
    There's adventure, romance and lots of humor. I love Belmondo with the little boy Sir Winston, played by Ubiracy De Oliveira and I was laughing out loud at some of the fighting attempts.
    I'm thoroughly charmed, and this is certainly one of my favorite new-to-me films of 2021.

  • Gidget



    It's really easy to dismiss GIDGET as fluff.
    But this film (and the book it is adapted from) is what spawned the surf culture of the 1960s, including
    - The Beach Boys music
    - American International Pictures beach films with Frankie and Annette
    - And overcrowded beaches at Malibu.

    Also, Gidget is a feminist figure.

    Sure, Sandra Dee plays her as sweet and demure. But this is a girl bucking against convention and turning her back on all her boy…

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Popular reviews

  • Dodsworth



    Simply one of the best films ever made - no hyperbole here. If you haven't seen it, you're missing out.

    It's a powerful look at the fear of growing old and desperately grasping for youth.
    Walter Houston, Ruth Chatterton, Mary Astor are all outstanding. (And shoutout to baby John Payne).

    Some moments I love:
    The first shot as Samuel Dodsworth (Houston) looks out his window on the day he retires. How those first shots are all from behind and we…

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    Lawrence of Arabia


    No disrespect to Gregory Peck, but Peter O'Toole should've won Best Actor for this film (instead of Peck).

    With direction by David Lean, cinematography by Freddie A. Young and editing by Ann V. Coates, this film is insanely and unbelievably stunning. There are some shots that are so beautiful (and difficult) that they are jaw dropping - the clear stars in the night sky, the blowing sand. And of course, all of the actors are fabulous, especially Peter O'Toole and…