Category Favorite movies

Laughter and tears on a Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon may just be the second greatest film ever made (Ghost is the greatest film ever made). Dog Day Afternoon can be summed up in three letters. Okay maybe six. SMH and likely OMG. Every time I view Dog Day Afternoon I spend the first three quarters of the film shaking my head, […]

Three Days of the Condor

Is there film that captures the essence of “our government is doing things we don’t know about” in a real world, tangible way like Three Days of the Condor does? “What if there is a CIA inside the CIA?” Three Days of the Condor feels as real and relevant now as it must have in […]

In Love with In Bruges

I didn’t have a clue what to expect from In Bruges. I didn’t even know what that meant! Luckily, I wasn’t alone, as the character voiceover in the opening minutes admits he too has no clue what Bruges is. Turns out it’s in Belgium. Now we know. There is so much going on here it’s […]

400 Days

Is it just me or were the last few years particularly great for science fiction fans? Last week I viewed and wrote about Arrival, and this week brings 400 Days, a mind bending psychedelic head trip of a genre mashing success. You wouldn’t know if it you blindly went by the folks reviewing at IMBD, […]

In celebration of the Arrival of an excellent film

I have to hand it to Netflix for once. I don’t generally get much use out of their predictive algorithms, but when Arrival was suggested for my DVD queue I took the bait and am very grateful I did. I hadn’t heard of the film before so I went into it my favorite way – […]

Not letting it go

I no not forgive. I do not forget 😉

Powaqqatsi

Short review of Powaqqatsi. See it if you somehow haven’t already. I finally saw it a few months ago and it haunts me to this day. So beautiful is the music. The scenery is powerful. And that really moving music from the finally of The Truman Show is actually from this, so there’s that… It’s […]