Favorite films

  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • Nostalgia for the Light

Recent activity

  • Sharks 3D


  • You've Got Beautiful Stairs, You Know...


  • The So-Called Caryatids


  • Diary of a Pregnant Woman


Recent reviews

  • Hot Chocolate

    Hot Chocolate


    Film #7 of Classic Film Challenge 2023
    Task 13: Watch a Soundie

    Duke Ellington and his orchestra play a short jazz piece, and we watch Whitey's Lindy Hoppers pull off some amazingly athletic dancing. Ellington is a class act as always, and the swing dancing is great. Honestly, a really good soundie.

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring


    You know, when other parts of your life are in chaos, there's nothing better than putting on favorite film and wrapping up in a comfortable story with a bit of crafting for three hours.

    Can I just move to the Shire, instead of moving our entire shop to a new location right after Derby?

Popular reviews

  • My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro


    Totoro is a perfect film; charming, magical, nostalgic. Totoro is a movie of simple beauty, of the enchantment of childhood and the magic of nature. It's a film of patience and the unfolding of life around us. It's a film with a simple story and superb animation. It's a film about wonder, about growing up, about responsibility, about children who act like children, and the profound reality of being human. A perfect film. Sit back and enjoy.

  • Corpse Bride

    Corpse Bride


    Film #16 of Smiler Grogan's Scavenger Hunt
    Task 10/30: A film with a score by Danny Elfman

    Film #1 of Hoop-Tober 3.0

    This is a seasonal favorite of ours; we try to watch it every year. It's such a practically perfect Halloween film. The atmosphere is superbly gothic, creepy, otherworldly. This is done with every detail - the character design, the choice of color palette, and, of course, the music. Both the score and the songs really work to enhance…