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  • Raid on Rommel

    Raid on Rommel

    ★★

    Henry Hathaway's made some good movies in his career (like "True Grit," just two years earlier), but this sure isn't one of them. "Raid on Rommel" begins with a premise borrowed from "The Guns of Navarone," in which a desperate behind-the-lines mission is mounted to take out some shore guns before they can disrupt an allied invasion fleet that's already in motion. Originally intended to be a TV movie, the quick three week shoot was spiced up with action footage…

  • A Royal Christmas Ball

    A Royal Christmas Ball

    First, by way of disclaimer let me say that my daughter decided to watch this while I sat helplessly in the same room trying to enjoy my lunch. Seeing Tara Reid's name in the credits was just a warning of what was to come... by the time the film was over I promised myself that I'd gladly sit through all five Sharknado films before I'd ever watch this again.

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  • The Seventh Seal

    The Seventh Seal

    ★★★★★

    Weird movie. Takes place near the sea, but there wasn't a single seal.

  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    ★★★★½

    There's not much new to be said about one of the best sci-fi action adventure flicks of all time. Quippy dialog and hammy acting rooted in the classic mid-20th century sci-fi serials, a fast-moving story, rousing music and spectacular special effects all combine in a nearly flawless way for the cinematic experience of a lifetime. The film industry has changed quite a bit since then in terms of visual technique and digital effects, but the basic storytelling really doesn't get…