Favorite films

  • Masculin Féminin
  • The Duellists
  • Duel
  • Miami Blues

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  • The Strange Mr. Gregory


  • The Wraith


  • Tuff Turf


  • Butterfly on a Wheel


Recent reviews

  • Captain Nemo and the Underwater City

    Captain Nemo and the Underwater City


    The gravest sin for an adventure movie isn't to be BAD, but to be dull. This movie's an unrepentant sinner.

  • 1941



    On the one hand, this movie doesn't work. On the other, the many ways in which it doesn't work are kind of fascinating. We begin with Spielberg (aided by the musical talents of John Williams) goofily riffing on the opening scene of his own movie, Jaws, and 1941 doesn't get less strange from there.

    It's loud. It's obnoxious. It's only occasionally funny and there were times when I wasn't sure if I was laughing with the movie or at the…

Popular reviews

  • The Birch

    The Birch


    A stylish horror short that feels a bit disjointed in its storytelling, almost like a CliffsNotes version of the actual tale. That said, I was impressed by the amount of mythology the filmmakers were able to cram into the scant runtime and by the solid creature effects.

  • The Big Combo

    The Big Combo


    The Big Combo is a stylish crime film with an appropriately twistng plot and a cast of (mostly) compelling characters. While the lead character, portrayed by Cornell Wild, can be a touch bland, we're treated to a great scenery-chewing turn from Richard Conte as the villainous Mr. Brown. A pair of (gay?) henchmen, a nightclub singer and an antique store dealer with a secret are all welcome and colorful additions

    As far as negatives (other than a dull lead), the…