Favorite films

  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Marat/Sade
  • Charade
  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

Recent activity

  • Killer Party

  • Fat

  • Play It Again, Sam

  • Ryan Hamilton: Happy Face

Recent reviews

  • Trog


    Trog is a slog.

    I do enjoy camp, but this was difficult to get through. The only thing that kept me going was noticing the all the props, sets, and wardrobe in Joan's favorite Pepsi colors.

    This also included a kill that I thought had its origin in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. No doubt Tobe Hooper saw it here first and improved it.

  • Melvin and Howard

    Melvin and Howard


    This has been Mary's only Oscar nomination, so it's lucky for her she also won it! This movie also won an Oscar for Bo Goldman's original screenplay; he had won previously for co-adapting One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Jason Robards received the movie's third nomination (and his last) for his supporting role as Howard Hughes. He did not win, but had previously won this award in back to back years for All the President's Men and Julia. All of…

Popular reviews

  • A Touch of Class

    A Touch of Class


    This romantic comedy received 5 Oscar nominations; its only win went to Glenda Jackson for Best Actress.

    This is a by-the-book affair. It's well written, funny, with solid performances. It is perfectly predictable and entirely enjoyable.

    Points awarded for an early Paul Sorvino role, an uncredited appearance from Benedict Cumberbatch's dad, and what I'll just refer to as "the homosexual acknowledgment."

    Also, the colors have remained surprisingly vibrant for a movie of this age. Your eyes will thank you!

  • Heaven Help Us

    Heaven Help Us


    If I had to choose between this and every John Hughes movie, this would win.