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  • The Spirit of the Beehive

    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...
    Posted to Movies Blog (Weblog) by wag.mado@evpl on 12-30-2008
  • "Redbelt" not your typical karate movie

    Redbelt , written & directed by David Mamet, is not your typical martial arts movie...it has very few action scenes. In fact, calling it a "martial arts movie" is a bit belittling, as it is first and foremost a drama. While it started extremely slowly, I ended up getting drawn in and loving...
    Posted to Movies Blog (Weblog) by professor.knowsitall@evpl on 11-10-2008
  • KA-POW!!! "Batman: The Movie" a campy good bat-time!

    I must preface this review with the fact that I'm only 25 years old. I did not get to experience Adam West's Batman during its bat-heydey in the 60s. However, I do have fond memories of going to grandma & grandpa's (they had cable!) as a kid, watching reruns on their HUGE 27-inch console...
    Posted to Movies Blog (Weblog) by professor.knowsitall@evpl on 09-11-2008
  • The Dark Knight is way too dark

    SPOILER ALERT! This movie is about a half-hour to one hour too long -- it could have used some judicious editing. Once the relationship between Batman and Rachel is resolved (I won't tell you how), the dramatic tension is gone. They should have just said "And then..." and ended the dang...
    Posted to Movies Blog (Weblog) by MediaPhile@evpl on 07-31-2008
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