Category: Film Reviews/Hollywood

Movie Review: The Departed

In the midst of work and writing I took some time off to see The Departed last week.  Star-studded line-up, great screenwriting, and Scorcese behind the wheel combined for an intriguing–albeit violent and profanity-laced–movie watching experience. Mere O friend Richard...

/ October 30, 2006

Shenandoah: A Film You are not Likely to See These Days

Recently, I watched the 1965 Civil War film Shenandoah starring the lovable Jimmy Stewart. The film deals with the question of what it means to be an American, as seen through the lives of the Anderson family, of which Stewart’s...

/ October 16, 2006

Facing the Giants

Georgia made a movie. (Forgive me if I have trouble getting over my shock and admiration. But they really did make a really good movie.) Now here is a film sensation you’ll want to get a taste of. My dad...

/ September 7, 2006

Shyamalan on my Mind: Review of “The Village”

Although Lady in the Water was roundly panned, I’ve heard M. Night Shyamalan can make excellent films. I loved Unbreakable and The Sixth Sense, so I watched The Village tonight and plan to watch Signs before the week is out....

/ August 3, 2006

“Lady in the Water” Reviews

I’ve come across a couple of interesting film reviews on M. Night Shyamalan’s Lady in the Water which is in theatres now. The first is by Torrey Honors Institute director John Mark Reynolds in which he argues that the film...

/ July 31, 2006

a very Monty Christmas

I just watched Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life. As with all of Monty Python’s humour, it is a hilarious, if you are into that brand of comedy, and this film is particularly inspired. It is a bawdy, irreverent, occasionally...

/ April 20, 2006

Invisible Cats and the Brokeback Redemption

Why are Marty McFly and Doc Brown casting lingering glances at each other? Why is that hug between Maverick and Iceman lasting so long? It’s all part of the latest online phenomenon of Brokeback Spoofs. These creative online video mash-ups...

/ March 12, 2006

Film Review: “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”

I dare you to watch The Exorcism of Emily Rose. You might not like it. It might hit a bit too close to home and it will definitely scare the dickens out of you! But, unless you are like my...

/ February 5, 2006

“Joe Versus the Volcano”: Review

Before there was Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan made Joe Versus the Volcano, a film with lasting value that could help save your soul if you don’t watch out. The plot goes thusly:...

/ January 29, 2006

One Complaint About Narnia…

I hesitate to post this because I think the Narnia film very, very good. The film captured the major ideas of the book, which is all you can ask for. The second time I saw it, I liked it far...

/ December 15, 2005