• Hope and Glory

    Hope and Glory

    ★★★★

    All the more special for having to send my dad to the library to rent it (because it’s not streaming) ahead of our trip to London. Because it’s recommended in, get this, the Lonely Planet guidebook as one of the five British films you should see and it was not only the one I hadn’t seen, but never heard of it.  

    Respect that it has no bother for plot. It really wandered, but I couldn’t help be won over by it by its charm.

  • Skyfall

    Skyfall

    I can’t believe this is directed by Kate Winslet’s ex-husband.

    Everyone in this house slowly walked out of the room during Skyfalll and then wandered back in for Albert Finney’s scene before agreeing to switch to Jeopardy.

    The movie is good enough. But all of them have the same plot: it’s just one thing after another

  • Pig

    Pig

    ★★★★

    hits the spot

  • Submarine

    Submarine

    ★★★

    Smiled the whole time :)

  • Dirty Harry

    Dirty Harry

    “Everyone knows cops doing extrajudicial executions in the street is bad. What this movie presupposes is, maybe it’s not?”

    Shudder to think about the car surfing deaths and lifelong injuries this movie is directly responsible for. 

    Much more watchable than I remember it being in high school when I found it to be a drag but charmingly retro

  • Cry Macho

    Cry Macho

    ★★★★

    Another anti-cop Eastwood feature (“Pale Rider” being his best of these). It’s no “The Mule” (one of the best movies of the past decade), but it sure is simple and lovely.  

    “If a guy wants to name his cock macho, it’s okay by me”

    (Clint’s Dirty Harry character was also made a widow by an auto accident. Don’t know what to do with that. Film critics: cite me. I discovered this)

  • Sully

    Sully

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Unnecessarily good. But it works. I cried when the union guy said 155. Painful when you have to admit ACAB includes SCUBA cops

  • Pale Rider

    Pale Rider

    ★★★★★

    TFW when conservative Clint accidentally makes an anti-capitalist movie. You love to see it. 


    Better than Shane. But dad kept mansplaining to me every Shane reference. 

    Beautifully shot, scored, and casted movie. Great feel and texture to the lighting and environments 

    There’s also a dude in this that looks just like David Foster Wallace in a white headband.


    No spoilers. But the actor who plays Jaws in James Bond is here too.

  • American Psycho

    American Psycho

    ★★★★

    Watching this reminds me, I have to return some video tapes

  • Thief

    Thief

    ★★★★½

    Commentary with Michael Mann and James Caan—these dudes really mumble through it and only provide commentary here and there with factoids you can easily find elsewhere. Far from one of the better commentaries

  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    every after party between 2am-4am feels like this to me. this wouldn’t happen if people simply went to bed

  • Fahrenheit 9/11

    Fahrenheit 9/11

    probably better if you didn’t spend all your teenage years reading blog posts about this stuff