Favorite films

  • Key Largo
  • The 39 Steps
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Major League

Recent activity

  • Toy Story 3

  • Marriage Italian Style

  • It Always Rains on Sunday

  • Point of Order!

Recent reviews

  • Toy Story 3

    Toy Story 3

    Animation - great, as expected.

    Story - only a little sappy, shamelessly tugging the heartstrings.

    Barbie and Ken - fun, especially when Ken changes outfits in his Dream House.

  • Marriage Italian Style

    Marriage Italian Style

    Sophia Loren won a Best Actress award for this picture, and it's easy to see why. Paired with Marcello Mastroianni in this romantic romp, she is a delight to watch.

Popular reviews

  • A Christmas Story 2

    A Christmas Story 2

    How many people even know there WAS A Christmas Story 2? I certainly didn't. I'm not sure how I stumbled onto it (it was straight to video), but I'll watch anything. You know, it wasn't nearly as bad as you might expect - some overdone hokiness and attempts at slapstick aside. I only learned today that Jean Shepherd had done ANOTHER sequel to A Christmas Story, released in 1994 as My Summer Story (he was not associated with this film, except as original author). I wouldn't go so far as to recommend this, but I wouldn't spurn it either.

  • Beat Generation

    Beat Generation

    I don't usually comment on pure documentaries I have watched, but (obviously) this is an exception.

    For one thing, the film is French, and features Kerouac speaking in French, his native language.

    What annoys me most is the male-centric focus of this film: Kerouc (On the Road); Ginsberg (Howl); Burroughs (Naked Lunch). As anyone who has paid any attention to history KNOWS, if it hadn't been for Joan Vollmer and Edie Parker - the WOMEN involved - these guys would…