RSS feed for Rakestraw

Favorite films

Recent activity


Recent reviews

  • Dune



    I don't know, definitely not as bad as I was led to believe and in all actuality, I thought it was pretty great. Some of special effects are a bit comical now - talking about them riding them big ol' worms shooting off they word cannons full up with concentration. But, overall, some of the things Lynch realizes here are full-on fantastic.

  • The In-Laws

    The In-Laws


    Peter Falk is great.

Popular reviews

  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    The Royal Tenenbaums


    Often times certain films hold a special place in my heart, as I am sure the same can be said of almost everyone else. My memory of The Royal Tenenbaums involves a group of friends driving one hour (both ways) to Baltimore to catch it at the Charles Theater. At the time, that was the only way to see Wes Anderson’s newest film, since growing up in a small town in Pennsylvania, one did not have the opportunity to see…

  • Au Hasard Balthazar

    Au Hasard Balthazar


    Robert Bresson has an insane 7 films on the Sight and Sound list.

    Now, I may or may not possess the Malick gene, the jury is still out, but having watched two Bressons now (this and Pickpocket) I'm almost certain I do not possess a Bresson gene.

    Maybe...completely devoid of the Bresson gene.

    This is, without a doubt, the main director that is so critically praised and universally loved and I cannot, for the life of me, understand why. To…