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  • City of Ghosts

    City of Ghosts

    really surprised it took me so long to check this out,

    directing debut by Matt Dillion

    excellent location shooting / soundtrack / editing
    classic storyline w/ some noir elements (big +)

    co-written by Barry Gifford

    really worth the view
    [dvd]

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    a fine movie to watch with your slightly crazy girl.....

    i think this was my fifth viewing? i don't even like it that much. go figure.


    [blu ray]

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  • White Heat

    White Heat

    ★★★★★

    Just one of the greatest... ever. Amazing how this flick from 1949 has aged so, so, so incredibly well - just like The Treasure of the Sierra Made, released one year prior to White Heat. These just get better every single time you watch them.

  • Blow Out

    Blow Out

    ★★★★

    Did you hear that? The sound of murder.
    Brian De Palma’s follow-up to Dressed to Kill is directly based on Antonioni’s Blow Up (1966) - just replacing the medium of photograph for the medium of audio recording. Although I may personally lean more towards the original Italian flick, I think that it’s practically nonsense to try and compare them. Each is completely its own animal, and both are immensely well-rounded cinema - beautifully utilizing every aspect of the medium: visuals,…