During the few days I had off over the holidays, I was able to catch a lot of movies. Some in the theater ( Avatar - excellent!; Sherlock Holmes - pretty good), but even more at home. Two movies that I had been waiting to come out on DVD did so right before I left on vacation. 500 Days of Summer stars...
Recently, I revisited some of my favorite movies – ones that stayed with me for weeks after seeing them. Here’s what I had to say following my first viewing of To Be and To Have in 2005. It still holds true today. If you shy away from subtitles, take this one home anyway. French director...
I am a big, big Woody Allen fan, and have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of his most recent movie, Vicky Cristina Barcelona , on DVD. I just watched it, and it did not disappoint. It was wonderful. Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johannson) are American tourists in Barcelona for the...
Thanks to a recommendation by my friend, I watched a stunning film this weekend. Set in a Castilian village somewhere in early 1940's rural Spain, this movie has won international acclaim as a masterpiece - labeled one of the greatest Spanish films of the 1970's. On the surface, it is a coming...
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Being a self-proclaimed sci-fi geek, I love the Terminator movies. With three theatrical movies, and a fourth coming in 2009 ( Terminator Salvation , starring Christian Bale!), Fox decided to capitalize on the series' success with a spin-off television series. Season 1 of Terminator: The Sarah Connor...
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