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  • The Magnificent Seven

    The Magnificent Seven

    ★★

    Yikes.

  • Atonement

    Atonement

    ★★½

    Such a beautifully photographed movie, not a huge surprise since it's Joe Wright, with really nice performances by all involved and such a crap story. I was surprised to find myself entirely unmoved by the A story, though some smaller pieces made me chuckle.

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  • My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro

    ★★★★

    Just wonderful, really.

  • Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre

    I'm admitting up front how much I cannot stand Zeffirelli to begin with. This is the 2nd adaptaiton of his (the first, "Hamlet") that I've seen and dislike.

    Tiny Anna Paquin is a great young Jane, such a spitfire! But Gainsbourg doesn't work for me in this role; there's no verve! Jane is reserved, yes, but not on the inside and none of that shows in Gainsbourg's performance.

    Hurt isn't the worst Rochester there's been (that honor belongs to Ciarán…