Category Favorite movies

Capricorn One won me over

  Capricorn One is everything I love about seventies movies. Great story, real feel acting, that sunny southwest gritty look… and plane chases! (Car chases are so boring yet so ubiquitous, but who can say with an honest heart they don’t appreciate a good plane chase in a film?) Characters that are moving and funny […]

Joe’s Tunes

Saw Joe recently. Loved it. But, more than just the great look and the drama of the story, listen to this one! Talk about underrated soundtracks – this one is phenomenal.  Whether you’ve seen Joe or not, give it (another) go while it’s streaming on Netflix – and listen to it! Love these:

Hannibal

First of all, to hell with television. I’m not talking about any damn T.V. series here. I’m talking about the film, almost a decade and a half old at this point, and nearly universally derided as being a failed sequel to what may be the artiest, classiest slasher film ever made – The Silence of […]

Nightfall

Pardon this mini-post-slash-rant, but enough is enough! When the hell are we going to get a decent big screen Nightfall? I refer of course to the Isaac Asimov classic, long version with Robert Silverberg. Wiki here. As much rubbish as makes it to the big screen yet there have been, so far as I can […]

Interstellar is Stellar

Interstellar is easily one of the most exciting and engrossing films of the year. For me, I think this is largely due to the immersive score of Hans Zimmer, which, to my ears at least, is at times heavily influenced by the Symphony #7 of Jean Sibelius (the finest of Symphonies ever written IMO). Watching […]

I Origins

I recently read Biocentrism, by Dr. Robert Lanza with Bob Berman, but this is not a book review – it is a film review. So why do I start off mentioning this book? Because both the book and the film walk a tight-rope between main stream “science” and “spirituality”. I use the quotations because these […]

The Rover

  I will start by quoting a fellow audience member at the completion of The Rover at a screening yesterday: “I just lost two hours of my life.” And now I want to state emphatically: I couldn’t disagree more. The Rover doesn’t give the viewer a lot up front. If you don’t read about it […]

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