Favorite films

  • Before Sunrise
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Three Colors: Blue
  • House

Recent activity

All
  • Beyond Suspicion

    ★★★

  • Another Woman's Husband

    ★★

  • The Lighthouse

    ★★★

  • Love Actually

    ★★½

Recent reviews

More
  • Beyond Suspicion

    Beyond Suspicion

    ★★★

    Corbin Bernson is a killer dentist, Markie Post is his unfortunate wife, and Kelsey Grammer is the ATF guy whose eyes are filled with unrequited love and whose face is adorned with a poorly kempt mustache.

    Stands firmly in the early 90's made for TV trash category of which I'm an unapologetic fan. It's a fine example. The site I streamed it from claimed it was filmed in 2003, apparently for some extra laughs.

    The opening scenes are a little…

  • Another Woman's Husband

    Another Woman's Husband

    ★★

    I like Dale Midkiff. Despite that, he plays a big loser in this movie, a traveling computer programmer who carries on a Scott Peterson-esque affair with a woman who turns out to be his wife's best friend--Lisa Rinna--a psychologist who never fails to remind you she's a psychologist.

    Despite Midkiff's shortcomings, he isn't a villain here in the way most of these kinds of movies play out. He's just weak and looking to anchor himself to whatever option seems best.…

Popular reviews

More
  • Re-Animator

    Re-Animator

    ★★★★★

    Hooptober 5/31

    Re-Animator is fun from beginning to end, with some of the best and most outrageous special effects I've seen. There are intestines that behave like octopi, animated headless corpses, and laser lobotomies. What's not to love?

    It's loosely based on an HP Lovecraft story, but one-ups the written work considerably by updating it to the present day and lightening the tone. It could technically be categorized as a horror comedy, though not the type where you laugh out…

  • Pan's Labyrinth

    Pan's Labyrinth

    ★★★★★

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

    Nietzsche wrote that a worthwhile book must be an axe to the frozen sea inside us. I believe movies can have the same effect. Watching Pan's Labyrinth the first time did that, cracking open some shell of wonder within me that had grown hardened and dulled. Watching it now, that awakening effect is gone, but my awe for the film remains.

    Guillermo del Toro has created a fable for adults that interweaves the horrors of the real world with those…