Erin

"I really have nothing to say, but I want to say it all the same." -

Favorite films

  • 8½
  • Late Spring
  • In the Mood for Love
  • The Spirit of the Beehive

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  • Ghosts, Italian Style

    ★★½

  • Opening Night

    ★★★

  • An Ache in Every Stake

  • Sandy Claws

    ★★★

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  • Ghosts, Italian Style

    Ghosts, Italian Style

    ★★½

    This has the ingredients for a fun comedy, and I think the premise has definite potential, but the execution is decidedly lacking until near the end, when it does improve somewhat. (I may be overrating it as a result.) Throughout the first two-thirds or so, I often felt as if Gassman and Loren were acting in two different movies -- he in a very broad farce, she in something more grounded and even serious, if not full-on dramatic at times.…

  • To the Ends of the Earth

    To the Ends of the Earth

    ★★½

    The whole thing with the Very Important Symbolic Goat reminded me of that Seinfeld episode where Jerry is bootlegging movies and tries to explain an art film to Kramer: "Bread is his soul. He's trying to buy back a loaf of his soul."

    Yoko's decision-making is so bad that it eventually becomes difficult to sympathize with her, and I feel like a lot of the interesting material early on -- the contrast between her on- and off-camera personalities, the lack of respect she receives from at least some of her co-workers and various other people -- kind of fizzles out, unfortunately.

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