Favorite films

  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Magnolia
  • Walkabout
  • The Wicker Man

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  • Halloween Kills

    ★★★½

  • Titane

    ★★★

  • Candyman

    ★★★

  • Space Jam: A New Legacy

    ★★

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  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The new (ok, COVID delayed) movie from the director of "Raw" is an interesting film that is near impossible to describe. Pushing the limits of our R rating this film is full of sex and gore, just a heads up. The film starts with a girl annoying her father making noises in the backseat of the car and kicking his seat. They have a car crash and the girl gets a metal plate in her head. The father asks if…

  • Candyman

    Candyman

    ★★★

    Candyman (2021)
    Marcus Hollywood Cinema Ultrascreen (Appleton, WI)
    Rating: 3 stars of 5

    The new "Candyman" is both a tribute and a retcon (please Wikipedia for more info on retcon) of the story. In taking this approach, the film takes some ludicrous turns. Still there is some artfulness here, quite literally as the main character is an artist, and some respect for the original. Three of the actors of the 1993 original take small roles (one is heard only by…

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  • 1941

    1941

    ★★★★

    Note: This is a review of the extended version

    Long considered a big bomb for big time director Steven Spielberg, Universal has just released a new blu-ray edition that may change peoples minds. Definitely worthy of a revisit, 1941 is a star packed screwball comedy about California types worried Japan is going to attack the mainland. There's a reason for that, the Japanese are off California's coast in a sub looking to destroy Hollywood. Lots of familiar faces pop up…

  • Life Itself

    Life Itself

    ★★★★★

    I remember growing up and always watching SISKEL & EBERT. They helped foster my love of movies. Then, of course, Siskel died of brain cancer but Ebert remained. I read his reviews online pretty religiously and did not always agree but I knew that the man had put thought and care into what he had written. One particular review that always annoyed me was his pan of A CLOCKWORK ORANGE. Word has it that it was his wife, Chaz's favorite movie…