Otie has written 4 reviews for films during 2012.

  • Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights

    ★★½

    Cold, visually arresting but headache-inducing pseudo-naturalism. Isn't bad acting usually a result of bad direction? The younger Catherine is very good, however; the moors beautiful. If my favorite movie genres were Blistering Miserablism & Skulking Defeatism, this would rate highly.

  • Die Hard: With a Vengeance

    Die Hard: With a Vengeance

    ★★★★

    Shoot-outs and fight scenes bore me but if there's joy in the picture, how can I say no?

  • In the Family

    In the Family

    ★★★★½

    I drove 75 miles in a snowstorm to see In the Family, and I'd do it again too. (150 miles of driving for 169 minutes of cinema.) Is it the best film about family since How Green Was My Valley? I have no idea. That it even occurs to me to ask that question is ridiculous. You'll remember leaving the theatre, I know that much, you'll remember that feeling.

    If it doesn't play near you (i.e. within a 75 mile…

  • Man Without a Star

    Man Without a Star

    ★★★★

    This is a casual western about barb wire & la nouveauté de toilettes à l'intérieur. And it's astonishing.