Favorite films

  • The Blues Brothers
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Some Like It Hot
  • The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years

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  • The War

    ★★

  • New Nightmare

  • The Specialist

  • Quiz Show

    ★★★★★

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  • The War

    The War

    ★★

    ORIGINALLY WRITTEN IN 1994

    Kevin Costner takes a surprise second billing in THE WAR, a heavy-handed "message movie" about a father trying to teach his son about the consequences of violent action. Though not quite as cloying as a rabid romance, this lead-footed film is still way too literal to be taken seriously.

    The year is 1970, and Stu and Lidia Simmons (Elijah Wood and Lexi Randall) have just welcomed their dad Stephen (Kevin Costner) home from the war. He's…

  • New Nightmare

    New Nightmare

    ORIGINALLY WRITTEN IN 1994

    Freddy's back, but not in the way you'd expect. The five-clawed killer is now, get this, stalking actress Heather Langenkamp, who starred IN A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and who is being courted by New Line Cinema to star in yet another Freddy film!

    Magic ticket, anyone?

    What sounds smart really isn't, because the story forces a focus on Langenkamp who is, frankly, an awful actress. I lasted all of thirty minutes before leaving sans refund…

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  • The River Wild

    The River Wild

    ★★★½

    ORIGINALLY WRITTEN IN 1994

    So what if Meryl Streep wants to play Linda Hamilton? THE RIVER WILD is one of those pulse-pounding, preposterous thrillers that works best with your brain almost entirely on hold. That way you can sit back and smile and think of all the ways that you'd do things differently if you were the person on the raft with your family and a killer and not a banjo in
    sight.

    Come on, is a guy who can't…

  • Bowling for Columbine

    Bowling for Columbine

    ★★★★

    ORIGINALLY WRITTEN IN 2002

    BOWLING FOR COLOMBINE is a hoot. It's also horribly sad, as documentary filmmaker / troublemaker / muckraker Michael Moore (ROGER AND ME) asks the all-American question "why is our country so violent?" And, more importantly, why when other countries have just as many guns (Canada), poor people (Canada again), violent video-games (Japan), or bloodied histories (Germany)? The portly poke-arounder searches for answers in both Hollywood and his hometown of Flint, Michigan, in the latter wrapping commentary…