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  • Eyes Wide Shut

    Eyes Wide Shut

    ★★★½

    A wild ride up until the ending, this movie is almost great. Kubrick does some magic with the camera, Tom and Nicole play off each other well — this is an underrated Christmas movie.

  • Jackie Brown

    Jackie Brown

    ★★★★★

    Tarantino's most subtle film — this movie is completely enjoyable.  De Niro is hilarious as the aging criminal loser, Keaton plays the overzealous cop with ease, Sam Jackson further hones his Pulp character, and Pam Grier and Robert Forster deliver two career performances.


    Quentin does what he does best — let the story tell itself, and let the camera and the score always complement the performances.  This is his least stylized and — therefore — most overlooked film.  If you're…