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posted "Not quite Hollywood." about Mulholland Dr..   October 07, 2012
Not quite Hollywood.
**** out of ****    After one has seen David Lynch's "Mulholland Drive", the word "Silencio" has become one of the most haunting w
posted "Still saving Latin. And I still have to ask: what did you ever do?" about Rushmore.   September 16, 2012
Still saving Latin. And I still have to
**** out of ****    For the longest time after seeing it for the first time, I loved Wes Anderson's "Rushmore" without knowing wha
posted "Simply classic Alfred Hitchcock. Great stuff." about Rear Window.   August 17, 2012
Simply classic Alfred Hitchcock. Great s
**** out of ****    **** out of ****    I don't recall ever coming across a house without windows. The window
posted "Birdemic ain't got nothing on this..." about The Birds.   August 17, 2012
Birdemic ain't got nothing on this...
***1/2 out of ****    It would be too easy writing off Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" as dated or foul. This is the kind of thrill
posted "Guy Ritchie's envisioning of Holmes." about Sherlock Holmes (2009 movie).   August 17, 2012
Guy Ritchie's envisioning of Holmes.
*** out of ****    Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes" stylistically reverses the intentions that we are to expect from both cinematic
posted "Remake, re-imagining; who cares when the original wasn't even good." about Clash of the Titans (2010).   July 19, 2012
Remake, re-imagining; who cares when the
*1/2 out of ****    I'm starting to think it's nigh impossible to make a good "Clash of the Titans" movie. The first - and unfortu
posted "Dated with nothing else relatively worthy on its side." about Clash of the Titans (1981 film).   July 19, 2012
Dated with nothing else relatively worth
*1/2 out of ****    If an older film can be considered "dated" - even by those who claim to be film aficionados - then was it real
posted "Still in need of a bigger boat." about Jaws (1975 film).   July 14, 2012
Still in need of a bigger boat.
**** out of ****    The dead body that is discovered washed up on Amity Island's beach in Steven Spielberg's "Jaws" will instantly
posted "Hey...that weren't me." about Hot Fuzz (2007).   April 11, 2012
Hey...that weren't me.
**** out of ****    Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) finds himself the victim of "for-the-hell-of-it" logic. An intelligent, fast-talki
posted "That's the truth, Ruth." about Do the Right Thing.   March 21, 2012
That's the truth, Ruth.
**** out of ****    It's the hottest day of the summer in an all-black neighborhood somewhere in Brooklyn. Residents search for be
posted "A visual feast and emotionally delightful comedy." about Amelie.   November 13, 2011
A visual feast and emotionally delightfu
**** out of ****     "Amelie" is a brilliant work of cinema that contains one of the most delightful and instantly endearing heroi
posted "Classic fright/camp film. I loved it." about House on Haunted Hill (1959 film).   October 25, 2011
Classic fright/camp film. I loved it.
**** out of ****     I had no idea that the concepts of Camp had originated from so far back in cinematic time, but "House on Haun
posted "Sadly disappointing and rather boring." about Scream 3.   October 09, 2011
Sadly disappointing and rather boring.
** out of ****     Plenty of effort went into making "Scream 3". Wes Craven would be my first choice - or at least one of them - w
posted "Shockingly solid slasher satire sequel." about Scream 2.   October 09, 2011
Shockingly solid slasher satire sequel.
*** out of ****     "Scream 2" is all whimsy, all wit, and all entertainment. I don't find it quite as funny, scary, or unforgetta
posted "Love hurts; as do painful memories. But we must still cling on to them." about Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.   September 17, 2011
Love hurts; as do painful memories. But
**** out of ****     We remember a lot of good things in life; that, as I believe, is given. We remember because we want to, and b
posted "The epic of all epics." about Lawrence of Arabia.   August 17, 2011
The epic of all epics.
**** out of ****     I believe that "Lawrence of Arabia"; like "Citizen Kane", "The Godfather", and "Psycho", is a film that you n
posted "A delightful thriller from the master of suspense, thrills, and even humor; Alfred Hitchcock." about North by Northwest.   June 23, 2011
A delightful thriller from the master of
**** out of ****     Alfred Hitchcock makes some really fine movies; movies that reach, impact, and give the viewer new ways to lo
posted "The satisfactory second child." about The Godfather: Part II.   June 23, 2011
The satisfactory second child.
***1/2 out of ****       I think what makes Francis Ford Coppola's "Godfather" films so intriguing is the fact that the
posted "The fated first-born." about The Godfather.   June 23, 2011
The fated first-born.
**** out of ****     The most overrated word is most definitely "overrated". Recently, I've heard the word been used in the most p
posted "A gloriously funny satire." about Dogma.   June 09, 2011
A gloriously funny satire.
***1/2 out of ****     I don't understand the controversy behind "Dogma". Here, Kevin Smith has crafted some of the most hilarious
posted "He just wanted to please momma." about Psycho.   May 31, 2011
He just wanted to please momma.
**** out of ****     Contained within "Psycho" are images that are haunting to this day, and also at the time, quite violent. Cons
posted "ENGLISH!!" about Pulp Fiction.   May 31, 2011
ENGLISH!!
**** out of ****     If there's anyone to take pop culture and flip it to a whole other side, it's Quentin Tarantino. In a world o
posted "Gondry at gun-point." about The Green Hornet (2011 film).   May 28, 2011
Gondry at gun-point.
*1/2 out of ****     As a superhero movie, directed by Michel Gondry, and written by Seth Rogen; "The Green Hornet" really pisses
posted "Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and you weep alone." about Oldboy.   May 23, 2011
Laugh, and the world laughs with you. We
**** out of ****     Few films go as in-depth into the concept of revenge as Park Chan-Wook's "Oldboy" does. There are so many rev
posted "The Spanish spirit in the hall." about The Orphanage.   May 17, 2011
The Spanish spirit in the hall.
**** out of ****     We ask a lot out of the horror genre and the filmmakers involved, and often get nothing in return. Remakes ar
posted "Well, I guess it's alive." about Cloverfield.   May 17, 2011
Well, I guess it's alive.
***1/2 out of ****     I've gotten tired of the gimmicky "found-footage" style of filmmaking, especially in horror films. I love t
posted "Polanski does it again." about Repulsion.   April 29, 2011
Polanski does it again.
**** out of ****     Every good filmmaker knows that black-and-white photography equals instant surrealism, as long as that's what
posted ""The only one standing in your way is you."" about Black Swan (2010 film).   April 16, 2011
"The only one standing in your way is yo
**** out of ****       "Black Swan" is a paragon of psychological filmmaking; a wild melodrama, which was simply made fo
posted "A charming, if minor, Hollywood classic that embraces the irresistable charm of the classic drunk." about Arthur (Original 1981 movie).   April 10, 2011
A charming, if minor, Hollywood classic
***1/2 out of ****     How can you like a bumbling, man-child drunk such as Arthur? I too asked myself the same question. But then
posted "Bring Whoopie Coushions, and take many bathroom breaks." about A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010 movie).   March 23, 2011
Bring Whoopie Coushions, and take many b
* out of ****     The remake of "A Nightmare on Elm Street" is a mad failure of a horror film; a horror movie trying to seduce us
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