RSS feed for Sam

Favorite films

Recent activity


Recent reviews

  • Highlander



    Even though I didn’t think this was very well put together, I found it fascinating to watch. It almost seems like it’s trying to validate or sell the medieval-heavy-metal fanbase, kind of like how Star Wars and Indiana Jones are validating and selling old school film serials. It’s really pulpy and lofty, and often comes across as campy as well. The enthusiasm of the writing and the direction is extremely potent, but unfortunately the acting diffuses a lot of that…

  • Red Beard

    Red Beard


    Kurosawa knocks another story out of the park and my only regret is that I couldn’t focus enough. Toshiro Mifune is unrecognizable in his final role under Kurosawa as, appropriately, an experienced, world-weary mentor to a young, arrogant rambunctious doctor who wants to prove his value to the world. The essential plot is relatively simple and predictable but it’s sprinkled with so much Kurosawa-style nuance that it feels like I’ve never seen anything like it. I’ve always heard that Kurosawa…

Popular reviews

  • Reservoir Dogs

    Reservoir Dogs


    I gave this movie a 4.5 the last time I saw it.

    What the hell was I thinking?

    It never ceases to amaze me how this movie is so great and was made for so little. I also can't believe this is only my 4th favorite Tarantino movie.

  • Arrival



    Within 8 seconds, I was in love again. I think this is the only movie, other than Pulp Fiction, that I've watched twice within two months.