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  • Bananas

    Bananas

    ★★

    Exasperating; have never cared much for the early Allen broad humour

  • Beau Travail

    Beau Travail

    ★★★★½

    you don't have to act like a star
    trying moves in the back of your car

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  • Eyes Wide Shut

    Eyes Wide Shut

    ★★★★½

    I should open explaining my history with this film behind my viewing - years ago as a young teenager a friend brought this movie over to a sleepover so that we could look at boobs and fast-forward through other sections of the movie. Then once I caught the middle section on TV on holidays and in an undergrad class we studied the movie (and a couple scenes in detail). So while I was rather familiar with the movie, agreed with…

  • Mommie Dearest

    Mommie Dearest

    ★★★★½

    Dunaway showcases a new kinda of acting altogether, a hybrid mixture of camp impersonation and full on demonic possession. Without it, the film ceases to exist. Slimy nostalgia tabloid told with outrageous bombast in an epic tale of what is essentially vignettes, a series of scenes so confusingly put together that any given cut could be anywhere between a split-second reaction shot to a "several years later" interval. Few films depend so much on their central performance, and it's one of the greatest I've ever seen.