#84 of the season!
The Sister Swap series was high on my list to watch from Hallmark.
This first part did not disappoint.
Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Ashley Williams are great as usual. There’s something about an old theater at Christmas time that’s all too magical.
I can’t wait for part 2 and to see how it all comes together.
Maybe more Kevin Nealon as uncle Dave.
‘Tis the season: Holly Jolly Christmas 2021
Greta Garbo gives one of the best performances I have ever seen in Camille. Her performance in this is the kind of performance that sits with you and becomes an otherworldly presence. I've enjoyed the three Garbo films I've seen before this, but wow, Garbo is Garbo and I'm ready to really dive into her filmography. I know Academy Awards aren't really actually based on how good the performance is, but how could no one be so moved they had…
A bit of an odd film. I love the concept here, but I think the main "twist" was given away far, far too early. I think the twist in this is one that's pretty difficult to hide, but I also think the film hangs on a bit too long with the overall runtime too.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed Between Two Worlds. I typically love movies like this a lot and I love when actors in a film really…
Thinking about how Steve Buscemi introduced Antonio Banderas like the femme fatale of a Noir?! And the pure joy that brought me:
Now, nobody knew quite what to make of him, or quite what to think. There he was and in he walked. He was dark, too. I don't mean dark-skinned. No, this was different. It was as if he was always walking in a shadow. I mean every step he took towards the light, just when you thought his…
Category: Featuring Christopher Lee
A wonderfully atmospheric piece of gothic horror.
This is EXACTLY what I think of when I think of this type of horror.
Full of suspense, shadows, an old castle filled with secrets both physical and mental... as well as a ghost mystery that lingers until the final scenes.
Christopher Lee is delightfully brutal and mysterious. He plays the unwanted prodigal son who…
Yeah, I don't know. I think if you loved Drive you should give this a look.
A former inmate begins playing cards and entering tournaments, he teams up with a young rookie and a woman looking to build a team.
This had potential. It's well filmed and pretty stylish at times, Oscar Isaac certainly isn't a slouch.. but what you think is one type of movie turns out to be quite another, drowned in pretentious musical montage and odd directing…
EQUILIBRIUM is a cool, somewhat unique film entity. Its resonating action-film novelty is somewhat surprising given how freely and openly it grabs inspiration from other places. It’s creativity is financed almost entirely on debts to other, better sources. It owes its themes and makeshift thought-provoking elements to stories like Bradury’s FAHRENHEIT 451 or Rand’s ANTHEM. It owes its sleek aesthetic partly to THE MATRIX and owes its fancy stylized martial arts action sequences to action influences such as films featuring…
Only Ridley Scott can take a generic erotic thriller and turn it into something sensual and intoxicating. And by intoxicating I mean the photography. Other than Michael Mann nobody shoots a night scene like Sir Ridders. This film has a semi-hypnotic sensibility. The shots of New York are drenched in atmosphere. It almost felt like I was watching an Abel Ferrara film with a budget.
As for the story it's essentially a precursor to the "Bodyguard." A detective played by…
But talkin' about it and bein' it, that's two different things. I mean, it's real hard to be free when you are bought and sold in the marketplace. Of course, don't ever tell anybody that they're not free, 'cause then they're gonna get real busy killin' and maimin' to prove to you that they are. Oh, yeah, they're gonna talk to you, and talk to you, and talk to you about individual freedom. But they see a free individual, it's…
After Sondheim died, I heard the story about how LMM had sent him this film to get his thoughts. He didn't like the message left at the end. He asked LMM if he could rewrite it and "don't worry about getting the actor back, I'll do it myself." As LMM said, "When Sondheim asks to do a rewrite, you say yes!" Thank goodness.
So, for me, this was an emotional way to process my sadness over losing two legends of…
Such a great tongue-firmly-in-cheek horror who-dun-it.
Plus, none of it is parody. It fits firmly in that comforting horror-comedy genre and satisfies both sides of that coin in equal measures.
Great comic performances with a well-assembled cast of "Oh-I-Know-That-Person!" Everyone seems to be having fun and is doing a great job.
Super fun and a real hidden gem out there.