Favorite films

  • Jane Eyre
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • It's a Wonderful Life

Recent activity

  • Mutiny on the Bounty

  • Raging Bull

  • The Shining

  • Chinatown

Recent reviews

  • Mutiny on the Bounty

    Mutiny on the Bounty

    As soon as I finish the movie, I head to the internet to see if much of it is based in fact. Not a whole lot, it turns out. I mean, yes, there was a mutiny and Captain Bligh survived a long journey having been put in an open boat after his ship was taken away, but Laughton's Bligh is like a winner of a one-upmanship villain contest. Oooh, he's a meany, and Laughton eats that stuff up. Slouchy stance…

  • Raging Bull

    Raging Bull

    Got through the movie in only two sittings, but it did take me a month to gather enough motivation for the second one. I didn't want to spend anytime with this character and am relieved to put the movie to rest.

    Technically impressive fight scenes. There's that.

Popular reviews

  • The Cranes Are Flying

    The Cranes Are Flying

    I hate this movie. It's going directly into my top 100.

    I hate that it makes my heart hurt so much and how the camera work makes me dizzy and nauseous at the horrors of war.

    I hate that the sharpness of some of the images stings my eyes, especially those of her eyes and in hearing the word Nyet, over and over to no avail.

    I hate the condemnation and perpetual self hatred and to what depths and lengths…

  • The Piano Teacher

    The Piano Teacher

    The need for human touch is so imprinted in our DNA, that no matter how far it's pushed down, or dismissed, the need will find a way, forcing a path through the depths of denial, twisting through self made barriers and those others have constructed, until it sees the light of day. Upon viewing, the need may resemble something not very comprehensible, but it's understandable, since it traveled such a tortured journey. The darkness and contortions exact a fee. That…