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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Chinatown
  • Five Easy Pieces
  • The Godfather

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Pinned reviews

  • Lancelot of the Lake

    Lancelot of the Lake


    If there’s one subgenre that’s been unfairly pushed aside more than any other, it would have to be the medieval film. So rarely does a good one come along, so rarely does one come along at all, that most people tend to brush them all off as something not worth getting into. The few quality ones are too vastly outnumbered by the cheap ones, or the meaningless ones, or the passionless ones; weeding through all the nonsense does feel tryingly…

  • 2010



    It simply isn’t possible to discuss this film without taking the original film into account - Stanley Kubrick’s legendary ‘2001: A Space Odyssey.’ Being one of the most widely revered films ever made as well as my own personal favorite, it sets a high (if not downright unreachable) bar for anyone who dare attempt a sequel to it, if a sequel could even be achieved at all. That was a film made by a literal genius, years in the making,…

Recent reviews

  • P.J.



    The late 60’s saw a surge of detective/conspiracy films that predated the New Hollywood films that renewed audience interest in the subgenre. Mostly decent pictures like the Frank Sinatra starrers ‘Tony Rome’ and ‘The Detective’ or the James Garner ‘Marlowe’ film, but every once in awhile there came a real winner that reminds you of everything the subgenre could be, and why it was so popular in the first place. Which is precisely why the obscurity of John Guillermin’s ‘PJ’…

  • Gold



    What bothers me above all else when it comes to today’s Hollywood movie stars is how image obsessed they all seem to be. Far too many of today’s top leading actors are visibly committed to upholding a certain idea of what they should be no matter what film they’re in or what character they’re playing. There’s no element of realism, no thrill, no nuance and it’s the complete absence of nuance in so many of modern cinema’s more popular characters…

Popular reviews

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey


    The Ultimate Trip

    ‘2001: A Space Odyssey.’ Where to begin. How to begin? What words could I possibly come up with that could encapsulate just how much I adore this film? To summarize my love of it would be to summarize my love of cinema, something that just can’t be done in one review. A film many have called the pinnacle of science fiction cinema, a film that has entranced viewers since its release almost 52 years ago, a film…

  • The Two Jakes

    The Two Jakes


    The neo-noir genre wouldn’t be what it is today without 1974’s ‘Chinatown.’ It was a film that should’ve changed Hollywood, a film composed of the very best 70’s filmmaking techniques in every respect. Watching that film is watching the creative peak of everyone involved (and by extension Hollywood and its entire culture), due to their individual passion for the subject matter and the close knit community that the film’s production was made up of. Suffice to say, a sequel would…