• Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    I’m going to write a long something about this later. But to get an immediate response to the film, I would say thank you for bringing this to life in such a loving and tender way. As a lover of the series, I can finally watch a part of something that I have loved for so long become a film. It’s overwhelming as for so long it looked like it would never happen. And there I was at opening night.

  • Lonely Are the Brave

    Lonely Are the Brave

    ★★★★

    This is what I imagine the Vietnam beer run to be like, but as a western

  • The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    ★★★★

    One of the few books I would love to read again for the first time. A good adaptation

  • King of New York

    King of New York

    ★★★★

    What an awesome mood and vibe piece. Great look at New York just starting to turn a corner into the one we recognize today

  • The Last Duel

    The Last Duel

    ★★★

    This was a strange watch. On one hand, it feels like an interesting screenplay more than film. On the other, Scott doing Scott things is always enjoyable.

    The set up of three differing versions of events is really cool. I just think it works better as a TV show, than a super long movie. I say a TV show as it would lend the audience more time to invest in the characters, so the central conflicts isn’t reliant on the…

  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    ★½

    Like many people, I liked the first of this trilogy a lot. This is just so boring, it’s got the filler tv episode. This has to keep things going but also try to suspend the disbelief of the eventual sequel. It has rules it has to has to abide but has trouble keeping it all together as too many people have to be so dumb to keep it all together. There’s just not enough of an actual story to makes this movie work. I get the trilogy angle but this should have been a two parter but that’s not as sexy to sell.

  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★★★

    Walking out of No Time to Die, it kind of all made sense. Heading into the latest James Bond entry, I couldn't help but notice how a few of the actors brought up the same point. They wanted to see the franchise get a breath of fresh air, and I am not just talking about getting new blood in the lead role. It sounded like they were eager to see Bond continue, but felt that it could only do that…

  • Comanche Station

    Comanche Station

    ★★★½

    The set of films with Scott and Bud are really interesting. All quite short and get to the point. Everything is mostly played straight and tick off many of the staples of the Western genre. Whether it’s about bounty hunters, to simple tales of revenge, it all helps show why the Western loomed so large over the culture of the day. I know Scott was a star of this day, but I feel like he could have been the icon of Wayne’s stature. Instead of think of Wayne, they’d think of him. Dude had more range than the characters and Western genre.

  • Decision at Sundown

    Decision at Sundown

    ★★★½

    What a day, too much living and too little dying

  • Moby Dick

    Moby Dick

    ★★★★

    I’ve never read the book, but it’s so famous you feel like you know enough to get the picture. I would say that this could be spooktober themed, one could say this is a horror movie. Peck is just on another level, and the script is great. Don’t know how much is straight from the book, and how much is where creative liberties are taken. It really shows all facets of what one could want in a movie like this. The action isn’t really dated and gets the point across.

  • Once Upon a Time in America

    Once Upon a Time in America

    ★★½

    On paper this has a lot to like. A period piece that takes forever, so you can get lost in the recreated world of old New York. A great cast playing these characters in this world and from that time, has the ingredients to be a special one.

    The problem is that it doesn’t click together. In no small part because it’s two movies stuck together. One with the kids, the other as adults, and they don’t feel like they…

  • The Guilty

    The Guilty

    ★★

    Jake is fine but there just isn’t enough here to keep it going. Should have been like 75 minutes. Locke is still the best one man, one location and that’s it movie.