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  • The Graduate

    The Graduate

    ★★★★

    This film is such an icon of 1960's cinema that I already knew of the film's most famous shots and of course of its soundtrack by Simon & Garfunkel. So it was interesting to actually see the film as a whole and watch it on its own terms.

    If ever a song were more appropriate for a film, besides 'All Along the Watchtower' for "Apocalypse Now", it is 'The Sounds of Silence' performed by Simon & Garfunkel. The song, nearly word for…

  • My Scientology Movie

    My Scientology Movie

    ★★★

    A very interesting but very flawed documentary.

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  • Zodiac

    Zodiac

    ★★★★★

    Zodiac tells the story of the hunt for a notorious serial killer known as "Zodiac" who killed in and around the San Francisco Bay Area during the late 1960s and early 1970s, leaving several victims in his wake and taunting police with letters and ciphers mailed to newspapers. The case remains one of San Francisco's most infamous unsolved crimes.

    I finally sat down and watch the Director's Cut of this today, the first time I've seen the film since watching…

  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice

    ★★★★

    To me this film feels like The Big Lebowski, except with more drugs.

    There's a point in the film were it feels like both the main character and the story has lost their way in the drug filled haze. Which in retrospect is a beautiful use of cinema.

    People have always come up with lists of films that are best watched while drunk or stoned. This is the first film that has ever made me feel stoned while watching it.

    It's not PTA's best film, but it's still a very strong film from him.