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  • The Last Movie

    The Last Movie

    ★★★★

    I give this 4 stars simply because I am so fascinated by the grandiose mess that Dennis Hopper left behind when he found himself heralded as an emergent cinematic messiah and made the crucial error of starting to believe the hype. I can't really blame or ridicule him about this mistake as it's perfectly understandable given the potency of all the drugs and adulation that were coursing through his head in those days. As a film to just sit down…

  • Sons of the Desert

    Sons of the Desert

    ★★★½

    Pretty insubstantial overall but it did get me laughing quite a bit as we went along so I give them credit for that.

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★★

    I'm happy to give this film my highest rating, simply on the power of the experience it provided for me and the group I saw it with earlier this evening. I was accompanied by two of my sons, a daughter-in-law, a niece and her husband, all young adults . We all went into the film eager to see what Christopher Nolan had in store, and of the six of us, I was probably the most informed about what to expect.…

  • The Phantom Carriage

    The Phantom Carriage

    ★★★★½

    Watched it with my family as we played games on New Year's Eve. A perfect film for such an occasion, not just because of its setting on that date, but because of it's "Christmas Carol"-esque message about doing better with the opportunities life gives us. "Lord, let my soul come to maturity before it is reaped."