Wilson

I will watch more or less anything. At least once.

Favorite films

  • Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
  • The Vertical Ray of the Sun
  • To the Wonder
  • Blue Collar

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  • Rio Conchos

    ★★★½

  • O. Henry's Full House

    ★★★½

  • Three Coins in the Fountain

    ★★★½

  • Benediction

    ★★★★★

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  • Rio Conchos

    Rio Conchos

    ★★★½

    Rio Conchos lives in the middle point between The Comancheros and The Professionals. It is no longer a classic American western but neither is it in the revisionist sphere. It is pre-Spaghetti, but suggests a future that didn't happen, as the Clint Eastwood steamrolled the genre in a few years.

    The film is a rather impressive B-movie. It looks like an A western with its incredible CinemaScope visuals, but the actors are Richare Boone and Stuart Whitman. No-one's idea of…

  • O. Henry's Full House

    O. Henry's Full House

    ★★★½

    O. Henry's Full House is a fascinating film. An anthology, which covers five short films directed by five directors from five screenplays with different authors all based on a short story by O. Henry.

    More intriguingly, the film is narrated by author John Steinbeck, who made his only on-camera appearance to introduce each story.

    Ultimately your enjoyment of the film is going to depend on what you think of O. Henry's storytelling style. The sting in the tale short story. I…

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  • American Gigolo

    American Gigolo

    ★★★★★

    American Gigolo is another of Paul Schrader's "God's lonely man" films. His quartet being Taxi Driver, American Gigolo, Light Sleeper and The Walker. They are a fascinating set of films, as much for their flaws, as for their successes. They are character studies of opaque, egotistical demons, increasingly pathetic and less dangerous with age. They mirror Schrader himself, and his own career. American Gigolo is the second of quartet and the first directed by Schrader. The film is built around…

  • Reds

    Reds

    ★★★★★

    Warren Beatty's Reds has to be considered perhaps the most ambitious, frankly crazy, film released by mainstream Hollywood. It is, in 1981, a sympathetic, if critical, look at the 1917 Russian Revolution. The film focuses on the life and career of John Reed, the journalist and writer who wrote Ten Days That Shook the World. It mixes the personal and the political, spending a good deal of time looking at Reed's relationship with Louise Bryant (the amazing Diane Keaton, more…