Favorite films

  • Q
  • Return of the Living Dead III
  • Dogs Don't Wear Pants
  • Pieces

Recent activity

All
  • To Be and to Have

    ★★★½

  • Stalingrad

    ★★★½

  • The Longest Day

    ★★★★

  • The Wages of Fear

    ★★★★

Recent reviews

More
  • The Wages of Fear

    The Wages of Fear

    ★★★★

    I have been meaning to see The Wages of Fear for a long time. In fact, I've been watching a number of films that I've been meaning to see in recent days. I've been obliterating my 'DVDs to-watch' pile. Which explains why I've been rating films like a maniac but haven't really had time to review many of them.

    I happened to mention The Wages of Fear on Twitter and the reaction was one of great appreciation to the film.…

  • The Jazz Singer

    The Jazz Singer

    ★½

    I get it. This is the A Star is Born thing. A new Jazz Singer for each generation. What a weird film this one is though. The blackface scene gets it off on the wrong foot and honestly it lost me from there. I didn't care for the music overall. Didnt invest in the central relationship. And I didn't take to Diamond as a leading man. Hopefully if anyone follows Bradley Cooper's lead and remakes this property again à la A Star is Born 2018, they'll make a better job of this relic of a movie.

Popular reviews

More
  • Carnal Knowledge

    Carnal Knowledge

    ★★★½

    De Niro, Hackman, Hoffman, Nicholson and Pacino...a journey

    Jack Nicholson Ranked

    I am noticeably approaching the peak Jack era here. 13 years into his on-screen career and he's finally a bonafide leading man. You can't say that he didn't pay his dues. All the performances in Carnal Knowledge are great. Especially Art Garfunkel. He has a calm authority on screen. Should have acted more.

    The main problem here is I didn't quite connect with the story. Perhaps it was the…

  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★★★

    Horroctober 2021

    There was a time between 1997 and 1999 that if you had asked me what the best film ever made was, I’d have told you Scream. It’s influence on my discovery of movies, and horror specifically, was monumental. Scream was the catalyst to so many films; Halloween, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street and so many more. I’ve seen it innumerable times, yet somehow when I watch Scream I still notice new things. Last year when…