Happy New Year

12/30/2013

 

Thank you for making 2013 one to remember, and all the best in the coming new year!

 

ONLY GOD FORGIVES

12/06/2013

 

More nastiness from director Nicolas Winding Refn. It's painful to watch Ryan Gosling sleepwalk through this horrible mess. High camp: pure crap. No no no.

 

THE CONJURING

12/02/2013

 

Vera Farmiga, 1970s, exorcism and a haunted house, (forget the BS Salem Witchcraft part of the story.) The setting, art direction, characters and performances will please horror movie lightweights, like me: yes.

 

GRAVITY

11/08/2013

 

In 3D: yes! It IS as good as you heard.

 

STREET KINGS

11/04/2013

 
Have you ever started watching a DVD and wonder: how the heck did this get in my queue? Halfway through this disaster I realized why: James Ellroy wrote it. Street Kings is no L.A Confidential (or Training Day.)
 
 

Brilliant German silent film by a master at the top of his game: F.W. Murnau.

 

DEREK

09/24/2013

 
Ricky Gervais's BBC4 TV mini-series brought to us via Netflix. It's good, mainly because of Kerry Godliman. Kinda funny, ends well: yes! 
 
 
Yes, yes, yes, YES!
 

OBLIVION

09/12/2013

 

Post apocalypse is a difficult genre. Visually beautiful, worth a view, but overall: no.

 
 

Documentary on Stanley Kubrick: yes!