Favorite films

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Before Sunrise
  • Gattaca
  • Sense and Sensibility

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  • The Breaking Point

    ★★★★½

  • History Is Made at Night

    ★★★★

  • The Rose

    ★★★

  • Nightmare Alley

    ★★★★½

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  • The Breaking Point

    The Breaking Point

    ★★★★½

    Such a good movie. John Garfield is so good here, it's a shame he died still pretty young. Great, captivating story, characters, camera shots, with sharp dialogue as well. Garfield really lets you feel the walls closing in on Harry Morgan, and what drives him to do the things he does. Curtiz seems to keep a minimum high level with most of his films, he still surprises me with the quality of some of his lesser known movies. Should probably…

  • History Is Made at Night

    History Is Made at Night

    ★★★★

    What a great romantic movie. History Is Made at Night can be extremely silly, and crosses a few different genres, but the recipe somehow comes out really well done. Jean Arthur is great, I always forget that when I see her in something new. Charles Boyer could grate on me as Maurice Chevalier certainly usually does, but his charm works throughout the movie. I love his chef friend drops his restaurant business (is he the owner? ! LOL) to go…

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  • Autumn Sonata

    Autumn Sonata

    ★★★★★

    A great, great film. Meryl Streep in Sophie's Choice is my pick for the best all-time performance by an actress, but I think now Ingrid Bergman and Liv Ullmann in Autumn Sonata are my picks for the 2nd and 3rd best. Their performances are astounding. The Bergman films I've seen so far all pretty much have great female performances, but in Autumn Sonata (Ingrid) Bergman and Ullmann bring a level of talent and emotional realism to the performances that just…

  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

    Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

    ★★★

    A lesser effort from what I thought was his groundbreaking Sin City, the almost 10 years in between dulls Sin City 2's possible impact. Doesn't contain the better material of the original. Also not as visually interesting, though some shots still were able to stand out. Rodriguez doesn't use color as well as in the original. Bruce Willis' presence in the movie is a mistake, I think; it just feels too tacked on and doesn't match the tone of the…