• Eat Drink Man Woman

    Eat Drink Man Woman

    What an innocent time it was, the 1990s.

  • Dahmer

    Dahmer

    Working in a chocolate factory would drive anyone insane.

  • Body Heat

    Body Heat

    Film noowah - neo variety - finely done, with two tasty treats interacting in a myriad of physical manners amid a good story and topped off with annoying yet somehow appropriate jazzesque music.

  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds

    My Gen Z nephew, JJ, has won an internship working in Hollywood! He's given up on lighting and wants to become a star! His internship involves running errands for a Hevrey Wernemstein who lives in a gated community in downtown Los Angeles and JJ hasn't met yet. But apparently Mr Wernemstein knows Quentin Tarantino! And there are free acting lessons thrown in as part of the non wage package that JJ negotiated all on his own! I'll keep you people posted on events.

  • When We Were Kings

    When We Were Kings

    ★★★★★

    "Anything that I say I'm willing to back up."--Jizzmonkey's third wife but apparently Muhammad Ali said it first. This documentary is about the unique desires inherent to the human condition, and displayed across sumptuous players: Ali, Foreman, the promoters, trainers, hangers-on, the Western press, the musicians, dancers, a truly evil dictator, the people of the Congo, a succubus. But it's also about the fight itself, which is the epitome of brutality managed by skill and told in the form of a story, with a beginning, a middle, and an end.

  • 1917

    1917

    1917 going on 2019.

  • Wag the Dog

    Wag the Dog

    Too clever by half.

  • The Getaway

    The Getaway

    People have been known to criticize Peckinpah for his indulgence in violence, but my issue with his work is his overuse of frolicking. There's an awful lot of it in his films. And currently I'm not doing much of it myself (all the reasonably-priced lady professionals having been transferred to Miami as a precaution due to storms out of the eastern Atlantic), which just makes it worse.

  • Joker

    Joker

    Early on, the Joker dude gives his laughter forgiveness card to a lady on the bus, and, as far as I could tell, she never gives it back to him when on the card it quite clearly states to kindly return it. So this bothered me greatly for the rest of the movie. I got madder and madder about that card until I felt like I was gonna explode with rage and burn the city down. And then the benzo kicked in and I fell asleep.

  • The Founder

    The Founder

    "Just be right one time" is a truth, and the reason to watch this film. You might be a total loser, with no prospects, barely able to get your next drink together. Your girlfriend may have left you, saying as she went out the door - and making sure to clear up any ambiguity - "You're a loser." It's likely that your only pleasure, aside from opiates and gin, is trolling social media. But if you're right just the once,…

  • The American

    The American

    Clooney falls for a gun, suppresses a prostitute, and goes down on a butterfly.

  • Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

    Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

    ★★★★★

    Class acting across the board in this, and two standouts. Philip Seymour Hoffman shows us a journey of depth of character. He was the most amazing actor, his death such a terrible and wasteful loss (I do not presume to understand his pain; but that nobody could help him just compounds it for me). Marisa shows us lots of Marisa. And in Ancient Greece or Rome (or quite possibly both) she would have been on the one-woman shortlist to become…