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  • Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

    Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Full disclosure: I never smoked pot, and I never liked White Castle. I never traveled across the state of New Jersey to satisfy a severe case of the munchies. However, there are a lot of reasons why this film is so special to me.

    So pull down those trousers, grab the nose-hair scissors and let’s go trim our pubes.

    Dude, am I really high, or is this actually working?!

    I was born and raised in a town called Freehold, located…

  • City of Angels

    City of Angels

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    “I can’t see you… but I know you’re there.”

    This movie surprised the hell out of me.

    Imagine knowing only these nuggets of information prior to viewing: Meg Ryan falls in love with an angel, played by Nicolas Cage. It’s a “Hollywoodized” remake of a German classic ("Wings of Desire"). And its director, Brad Silberling, had only one film under his belt: "Casper."

    There’s no way this film can be any good, right?

    Well, let’s just say that I love…

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  • The Big Lebowski

    The Big Lebowski

    ★★★★★

    Obviously you’re not a golfer.

  • Sullivan's Travels

    Sullivan's Travels

    ★★★★

    My first Sturges and my first McCrea, and won’t be my last for either of them. A director who makes a busy, zippy farce look so easy, and a handsome actor who carries comedy and drama equally well. As always when I discover an “oldie,” I unearth a bevy of unseen gems just waiting to be experienced.

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  • Requiem for a Dream

    Requiem for a Dream

    ★★★★★

    It doesn’t happen often. I’ll sit through a film in a movie theater that will make me forget about everything going on in my life. Not once will I check my watch or be distracted by audience members or take a bathroom trip.

    "Requiem for a Dream" took me in for 100 minutes, deep into its psyche, and spit me out very shaken and very disturbed.

    It’s a harrowing experience, an absorbing trip into four minds spiralling out of control.…

  • One Hundred and One Dalmatians

    One Hundred and One Dalmatians

    ★★★★

    Wow. 1961 and these guys nailed it. Look at the colors, the masterful hand-drawn animation, the emotions on the humans' faces. This is impeccable craftsmanship here.

    "101 Dalmations" is one of Disney's finest "old-school" animated films.