Favorite films

  • Sweet Smell of Success
  • Elmer Gantry
  • Birdman of Alcatraz
  • The Swimmer

Recent activity

  • The Cable Guy


  • Red, White & Royal Blue


  • Apocalypto


  • Don't Hang Up


Recent reviews

  • Red, White & Royal Blue

    Red, White & Royal Blue



  • Black Widow

    Black Widow


    A cold winter has come to Australia and COVID has hit with it - my first time - and along with both I've lost the capacity for intelligent thought.

    My diary this month has been getting dirtied almost exclusively in the gutter with those high concept sexual thrillers that Hollywood released non-stop for a decade starting in the mid-1980s - films like Jagged Edge, Shattered, Masquerade and The Hand that Rocks the Cradle. I've enjoyed most of them.

    In amongst…

Popular reviews

  • To the Wonder

    To the Wonder


    To The Wonder is at times incredibly boring and incredibly brilliant; unfortunately the former outweighs the latter and it's difficult to wade through endless scenes of waif-like Olga Kurylenko dancing around the living room draped in curtains while contemplating the importance of love versus the convenience of a green card.

    Terrence Malick has found a partner in cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, who also shot The Tree of Life and The New World with similar sensibilities. The film looks as beautiful as…

  • Alone in the Dark

    Alone in the Dark


    Jack Sholder directed probably the worst of the Freddy movies, the homoerotic Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985), but it's easy to see why he got the job when you watch Alone in the Dark, his previous directorial effort. This is a taut, exciting thriller that chucks almost everything into the mix... and works.

    Jack Palance leads a trio of escaped mental patients (also featuring Martin Landau and Phillip Clark) on the hunt for Dwight Schultz's Dr. Potter, who recently replaced…