March 23, 2011

Kurt Russell, circa his role in Tequila Sunrise, a terrific film from the 80′s with a knockout cast, especially Kurt as a conflicted cop who has to do wrong to do right, Michelle Pfeiffer as a tough but tender-hearted restauranteur, and Raul Julia as an opera-singing drug kingpin/ Mexican DEA agent, (man, that guy could [...]

March 21, 2011

“I prefer sparkling.”

March 17, 2011

Oct. 24, 2010

Finally saw Shutter Island the other day. What a terrific film–interesting story, great performances, beautiful cinematography. And if you didn’t know who directed it, you’d at least know that he or she loved film. Some directors just point the camera at the actors, (and, don’t get me wrong, sometimes that’s the best choice for the [...]

Sept. 10, 2010

Hit Girl! An homage to Hit Girl, from the terrific movie Kick Ass, which was based on a comic book that I am now compelled to purchase. Mission accomplished, film! And while we’re on the subject: Movies that are better than the comics or graphic novels they were based on A History of Violence Comics [...]

Sept. 08, 2010

M. Night Shyamalan Mediocre Happens I think M. Night Shyamalan is a hell of a talented director. The Sixth Sense? Awesome. Unbreakable? Terrific, (even if I did have a little quibble with the end). Signs? So much fun (“Swing away!”) despite the stink of Gibsonian crazy its now doomed to carry around forever. And I [...]

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