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  • Annie Hall

    Annie Hall

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I’m very torn on Woody Allen as a filmmaker and comedian. I’ve seen several of his films made from the 70s through the ‘90s and always found something to like—but also something to dislike, and rarely anything to love.

    ANNIE HALL is often praised as Allen’s best film, and the first half had me hooked. To me, Allen’s best feature is his neurotic, self-depreciating yet defiant sense of humor. His one-liners like “Don’t knock masturbation—it’s sex with someone I love”…

  • It Happened One Night

    It Happened One Night

    ★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It had to Happen (One Night)…

    Let’s face it—old movies are usually only seen by film scholars and aficionados. The “vanillas” I know (my relatives my age and younger, many of my co-workers) don’t watch old movies. The rule of thumb seems to be any movie made before someone’s birth year is considered “out of date.”

    It’s simply a generalization – old movies aren’t good. (I’d suggest an alternate phrasing, though: “Old movies don’t connect well with today’s audiences due…

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  • Everest

    Everest

    ★★★★

    This was a suspenseful and heartbreaking dramatization of true events.

    The performances by Clarke, Brolin, and Gyllenhaal made me invested, but the star of the film is the cinematography. I regret not treking to an IMAX 3D showing for all the scenery shown here.

    But even in 2D on my home theater, the colors are vibrant and the vistas amazing (Though a few times it looked like the wandered off the EVEREST set and onto a leftover asteroid from ARMAGEDDON).…

  • Bride Wars

    Bride Wars

    This movie makes me hate humanity. Two competent women, best friends, torn apart by the stereotypical female motivation of needing a husband.This film degrades everyone who watches it. Such a shame that two actresses with such capable talents are just reduced to this drivel. Stay away.