Favorite films

  • Vertigo
  • The 400 Blows
  • The Magnificent Ambersons
  • Seven Samurai

Recent activity

  • '71


  • Star Dust


  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


  • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar


Recent reviews

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


    The chief flaw of this film is its premise that evil can be presented as appearance. Come and laugh at the ridiculous make-up, but stay for the extraordinary performance by Miriam Hopkiins.

  • Ashes of Time

    Ashes of Time


    Beautiful as a work of cinema, but incomprehensible as a narrative. Sometimes I suppose a filmmaker decides it’s not necessary to have both.

Popular reviews

  • Don't Play Us Cheap

    Don't Play Us Cheap


    The acting in Don't Play Us Cheap is community theater and Oscar worthy. The set design is cheap and magical. The songs are cliché and brilliant. The camerawork is clumsy and extraordinary. The dialogue is banal and poignant. One moment I was cringing in disbelief and the next I was transported to cinematic heaven. There is more honesty in one minute of Don't Play Us Cheap than there is in the whole 129 minutes of La La Land. The lyrics…

  • Singin' in the Rain

    Singin' in the Rain


    How many movies can you watch with a great fat silly grin on your face throughout?