Favorite films

  • Seven Samurai
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Blade Runner
  • Young Frankenstein

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  • Dr. No

    ★★★★

  • My Sunny Maad

    ★★★

  • Eternals

    ★★

  • The Good Boss

    ★★★½

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  • Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

    Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

    ★★★★½

    We have seen similar stories before; the film reminded me of the 1965 Canadian novel, "Why Shoot the Teacher?" by Max Braithwaite -- where an urban teacher from the "Eastern Provinces" moves to the Western prairies to teach in a one-room school house; or the excellent TV series, "Northern Exposure" where New York doctor, Joel Fleischman, is tricked into accepting a job in the remote town of Cicely, Alaska. The stories share a common theme: urban man moves to a…

  • The Lavender Hill Mob

    The Lavender Hill Mob

    ★★★★

    Oh, I do love this movie.
    "You can call me Al" (Did Paul Simon get that line from here?)
    "And you can call me Dutch."
    Alec Guinness is fabulous, as is Stanley Holloway. Watch for the shortest of walk-on cameos from Audrey Hepburn early in the movie.

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  • The Seventh Seal

    The Seventh Seal

    ★★★★½

    Given the world we are living in March 2019 with the pandemic and the passing of Max von Sydow (who I loved as an actor), I figured it was a good time to go back to a film I studied in film school and probably have not seen since 1985 or 1986. It holds up so well, what an excellent movie. Watched it on the Criterion Channel -- it looked amazing.

  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

    ★★★

    Always read the credits -- two interesting finds on this movie -- Nicholas Roeg was the Cinematographer and Richard Williams did the animated titles.