Favorite films

  • Modern Times
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • The Last Metro

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  • Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness


  • Rosita


Recent reviews

  • Mrs. Henderson Presents

    Mrs. Henderson Presents


    Judi Dench is back again in Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005) playing a wealthy widow whose claim to fame late in her life was in owning a theatre that displayed vaudeville acts that were very scandalous in their day for having nude women stand as still as statues in the background of the sketches and songs. For a movie that has such a copious amount of nudity in it (much topless nudity and a brief scene with genitals of both genders,…

  • The Black Dahlia

    The Black Dahlia


    The Black Dahlia (2006) was once eagerly anticipated, but it dropped like a stone on its release due to bad reviews and word-of-mouth. I know there are many who couldn't stand it, and given the sheer brutality of the real-life murder that gave it its name, it can get very nasty in the gore department at times. I realize that most of the leads of the film are totally miscast (although they did grow on me the longer the film…

Popular reviews

  • Game Night

    Game Night


    I'm not usually a fan of recent R-rated comedies, but this one did indeed work for me. Although I already knew about some details of the plot, one of the main reasons I even watched this was because of Rachel McAdams, and she is in fine comic fettle, a true dynamo, here whipping her way through the proceedings with plenty of sass and charm (even though her reading of Amanda Plummer's notorious line from Pulp Fiction doesn't quite reach the…

  • The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean

    The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean


    If anything, this film is one of a kind. It is definitely not a traditional western, and even with some serious patches in there, its not quite like the new neo-Westerns. Instead, this film blends together farce, slapstick, gallows humor (literally as well as figuratively), social satire, an elegy for the Old West, and the passage of time. It succeeds with flying colors, even in spite of a slightly sluggish first 10 minutes. But when it does catch fire, shortly…