Favorite films

  • Safety Last!
  • The Last Laugh
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • The Scarlet Empress

Recent activity

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Disappeared


  • Juliette, or Key of Dreams


  • Footlight Varieties


  • Bright Victory


Recent reviews

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Disappeared

    Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Disappeared


    Was originally a TV-pilot of a Sherlock Holmes series that wasn't picked-up, so it released as a short film instead. Don't know why it wasn't bought as a TV series, because I felt this was a fairly good adaptation, even if it's short-form Sherlock. John Longden looked a credible Holmes, less so Campbell Singer as Dr. Watson, but they seemed to have a decent chemistry together. They managed to pack the mystery in 26 minutes.

  • Juliette, or Key of Dreams

    Juliette, or Key of Dreams


    Dreamy escapism in more than one sense. Fairly absurd, but I wouldn't have minded them keeping the weirdness up for the entire thing. They laid the foundation for an absolute memorable experience, yet it didn't become as adventurous as first looked. Got too hung-up on romance of this Juliette. But still, it's an interesting arty piece from Marcel Carné.

Popular reviews

  • Citizen Kane

    Citizen Kane


    I'm sorry. I know it's a cliché, but watching this film along with it's contemporary releases, Citizen Kane (1941) really DOES stick out unlike anything else at the time. The unique performances, lighting/shadows, claustrophobic sets, experimental filming, not to mention the narrative structure, blah, blah blah.... you all know this. Others can tell you a lot more about that.

    The film has received so much praise that there is almost a backlash to it. I think people seeking it out…

  • The Lady Vanishes

    The Lady Vanishes


    "Cricket, sir. Cricket!"

    This is one of the funnier Alfred Hitchcock films and up there with The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) and The 39 Steps (1935) as Hitchcock's best British work of the 30s. The pacing so different. Taking it's time for a seemingly irrelevant opening portion other then to get to know some of the people and get entertained with slapstick and naughtiness before the suspense elements slowly starts taking over when the train start rolling. And…