Favorite films

  • The Godfather: Part II
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • The Third Man
  • Vertigo

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  • Rifkin's Festival

  • Sundown

  • The Tiger Rising

    ★★

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  • The King's Daughter

    The King's Daughter

    ★★

    The central conflict of The King's Daughter is a moral one about power, the sanctity of nature, and the price of potential immortality on the obtainer's soul. That makes for an intriguing setup to director Sean McNamara's historical fantasy, based on Vonda N. McIntyre's novel The Moon and the Sun, but the movie would rather indulge in a series of far more conventional story elements.

    See my full review at Mark Reviews Movies.

  • The Tiger Rising

    The Tiger Rising

    ★★

    There are times that a story keeps what it's really about at too much of a distance, and that's the case with The Tiger Rising. Here is the tale of a young boy, whose mother recently died, as he tries to comprehend and accept grief. There are a couple touching moments, which cut to the core of this story's purpose, in writer/director Ray Giarratana's adaptation of Kate DiCamillo's book. Mostly, though, the story's simple purpose and potential promise are overburdened and overwhelmed by too many elements that feel like distractions.

    See my full review at Mark Reviews Movies.

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  • Last Ounce of Courage

    Last Ounce of Courage

    This is the movie equivalent of a spoiled child having a temper tantrum, stomping around the room, and, through the whole thing, repeatedly falling down. It would be easy to be annoyed with the movie if it weren't so unaware of how damn funny its display of pointless outrage is.

  • Mortdecai

    Mortdecai

    Mortdecai is the stuff that inspires stipulations in wills, as in, "Have some basic decency on the event of my passing, and don't let people bring up that one movie." On the more positive side of things, it's also one of those movies that will likely be a, if not the, low point for everyone involved, which theoretically means that everyone here only has better things to look forward to in the future of their careers. Even so, this one is going to sting.

    See my full review at Mark Reviews Movies.