Away We Go (2009) — SECOND REVIEW [ON BLU RAY, 26 DEC 2009]: Hey, my first double review since I started writing these things. Groovy. I woke up in the middle of the night last week and couldn’t get back to sleep so I put this on and I remembered just how much I loved … Continue reading
The Proposal (2009) — If they made this exact same movie with the exact same script starring some romantic comedy regulars like Kate Hudson or Matthew McCoughoughngouhgnnahey then I would have really hated it. But Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds are charismatic so I didn’t mind it so much. Dumb dumb dumb dumb stupid movie … Continue reading
Fanboys (2008) — Pretty funny, moderately moving but mostly an excuse to play “spot the reference” or “spot the cameo.” I liked it but it felt more like a test for geek cred.
Wise Blood (1979) — A very unsettling film about faith. This movie is not particularly enjoyable but it is very thought-provoking. The performances, especially Brad Dourif’s, are amazing. I’m not very familiar with Flannery O’Connor’s works. I know I read some story by her in high school but I don’t really remember it one way … Continue reading
Danton (1983) — Great Wadjza picture about a period of French history that I personally find fascinating. The essay that came with the Criterion DVD gave me a lot of great background too into the parallels Wadjza was trying to draw between the French Reign of Terror and what was going on in Poland at … Continue reading
The Graduate (1967) — I made it 24 years somehow without seeing this movie and now that I finally have I love it. While Hoffman may have been a bit ethnically mismatched with the actors who played his extremely WASP-ish parents, I haven’t ever seen someone better reflect the ennui that sets in when everyone suddenly … Continue reading