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Favorite films

  • Die Hard
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Remember the Night
  • Love Actually

Recent activity

  • Double Indemnity


  • Noroi: The Curse


  • Blood Simple


  • The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes


Pinned reviews

  • Witness



    It's not our way

    It's my way

    I'm not sure that qualitatively anyone had a better decade than Harrison Ford in the 1980's. The man was in hit after hit that also happened to be really great films and ones that have stood the test of time. Kelly McGillis might come close though with Witness, Top Gun and The Accused showing her range with Witness my favorite of her roles and a film that I like more each time I…

  • Moneyball



    The problem we're trying to solve is that there are rich teams and there are poor teams. Then there's fifty feet of crap, and then there's us

    I worked at a 19 screen movie theatre when this came out and didn't bother to watch it on release but once it went upstairs to one of the four smallest auditoriums where films go in their last week I decided to catch it before it was gone for good. And I loved…

Recent reviews

  • Double Indemnity

    Double Indemnity


    Mr. Neff, why don't you drop by tomorrow evening about eight-thirty. He'll be in then


    My husband. You were anxious to talk to him weren't you?

    Yeah, I was, but I'm sort of getting over the idea, if you know what I mean

    There's a speed limit in this state, Mr. Neff. Forty-five miles an hour

    How fast was I going, officer?

    I'd say around ninety

    I couldn't let Noirvember pass without watching the granddaddy of them all and…

  • Noroi: The Curse

    Noroi: The Curse


    Alternate title: Paranormal Activity

    Alternate, alternate title: The Village

    As someone who doesn't like found footage I was surprisingly engaged for the most part as the first hour had some genuinely spooky moments as well as a few head scratching ones (no one is freaking out that a girl materialized water into an empty container?!) but at a certain point the issue that I have with the subgenre cropped up, namely that anyone who's seen a single episode of Ghost…

Popular reviews

  • You Hurt My Feelings

    You Hurt My Feelings


    If I were 20 years older, in a higher tax bracket, drank wine and actually had friends I would tell them about this charming little film that I heard about on NPR. I'm not, so instead I'll say that You Hurt My Feelings was a film that I mildly chuckled at several times, was much more sincere than I was expecting, showed two people who genuinely loved each other and seemed like they actually wanted to spend time around their…

  • Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

    Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny


    For whatever reason I've been thinking a lot about my own mortality lately and seeing one of my formative childhood idols so old in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny brought up a lot of feelings. Harrison Ford is 80 now and it struck me that I'm not sure how many more films or years he has left and a profound sense of melancholy gripped me as the film went on, no doubt enhanced by the film itself which…