Favorite films

  • Casablanca
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Easy Living
  • Rio Bravo

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  • Wattstax

    ★★★★

  • Drive-In

    ★★★½

  • Hi-De-Ho

    ★★★½

  • Black Legion

    ★★★½

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  • Wattstax

    Wattstax

    Wattstax is a "Black is beautiful" film. Black pride, Black culture, Black lives, Black opinions. The Reverend Jesse Jackson leads the crowd in a call-and-response chant of "I am somebody." Between songs we get snippets of conversations from people on the street, in the barber shop, in a restaurant, etc. They don't all agree with each other. Those bits are a very valuable insight into the community. The music is outstanding. I was worried the sound quality wouldn't be very…

  • Drive-In

    Drive-In

    ★★★½

    A time capsule of a 1970s Texas plains Friday. The movie opens with The Statler Brothers singing "Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott?" Drive-in begins during the day, we are introduced to the players. Two dim-witted small-time hub-cap thieves who are planning to rob the drive-in, 1955 Chevy; A gang called the Widow Makers in a custom van with a water bed; Orville and his amazing head of red hair with a little brother, Chevelle SS convertible. He accidentally knocks off…

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  • It's a Wonderful Life

    It's a Wonderful Life

    ★★★★★

    How can a movie I've watched for 30 years, every year, multiple times some years, how can a movie like that still cause me to tear up at the end? I know what happens, I've seen it before. That, my friends, is quality film making.

  • Blow-Up

    Blow-Up

    ★½

    What a waste of a great idea. If you decide to watch this, you can skip the first half-hour as all that happens is he's a photographer and something of a jerk. Finally, half-hour in he takes the photos that play in the plot. Then a bunch of nothing happens, then finally he develops the film and it's a great scene as he figures out just what he took pictures of. At 1 hour 34 minutes, we get to see The Yardbirds with Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. 1/2 star for the "blow-up" scene, and one star for The Yardbirds.