I have no reason to write about Werner Herzog’s 2005 documentary Grizzly Man. I happen to have just seen it for the third time, but that’s..
I’m a pretty big Lord of the Rings fan. I’ve read the trilogy maybe four times and The Hobbit and Silmarillion twice. I’ve spent something..
My girlfriend has a test she applies to new movies: will watching this be something she’ll enjoy more than watching The Shining again? Oft..
When I was in grade school, the nuns brought my class to Duluth’s NorShor Theater to see a revival of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Our little mi..
“Revenge” throwback in the title. It’s a tidy inversion of George Lucas’s decision to revise the Episode VI title from Revenge of th..
Baddest Bitch: Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty)
You almost have to respect the pure evil that this chick brings to the table. First of all,..
Take a small sip when…
…someone gratuitously compliments another cast member (if you took a full drink every time this happened, yo..
It’s the characters, stupid. A common complaint I have about movies—special-effects extravaganzas are particularly susceptible, but an..
Several weeks ago, my roommate moved out of our tiny but charming apartment, and I was suddenly overcome by what I can only describe as a ..
In my young life I have seen and felt both the power of the Internet and that of hormonal teenagers. I have been those hormones. I hav..
First off, I’d like to start by wishing you a happy 59th birthday and congratulate you on your new movie. I think it’s p..
Titanic isn’t my favorite movie, and I don’t think there’s much of a case for it being more profound than Citizen Kane or more thrilling t..