Thursday, January 13, 2005

Movie Reviews

For thos who care, I have started to change things here, but slightly. I'm now trying to give a rating to every movie I watch, even those not reviewed. I'm also very, very slowly going back and rating the movies I have reviewed.

How I Review
DVDs in My Collection

28 Days Later***1/2
About Schmidt***1/2
Across the Pacific**1/2
All About My Mother ***
American Beauty***
American History X***
Anatomy of a Murder ****
The Apartment ****
Army of Darkness***1/2
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery***
Around the World in 80 Days (2004) *
Band of Brothers*****
Battle of Algiers ****1/2
To Be and To Have ***1/2
Be Cool with guest reviewer Jamison
The Big Lebowski ***1/2
Coen Brothers comedy that gets funnier every time I see it. Jeff Bridges creates the coolest stoner to hit cinema since Sean Penn.
Big Sleep
Blackboard Jungle
Blue Velvet****
Cape Fear (1961)***1/2
Close Encounters of the Third Kind*****
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Death on the Nile **
Big adaptation of the Agathe Christie novel. Poirot is fat and annoying. The characters are interesting, the acting falls flat. The scenery is more interesting than the murder.
Dirty Pretty Things ***1/2
Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist
The Elephant Man
Father's Little Dividend **
Finding Neverland
A Hard Days Night
The Harder They Fall
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone guest review by Jamison
A Hole in the Head
The Ladykillers (1955)
Land of the Dead **
George Romero's fourth installment of his Dead series is full of gore, but lacks anything else. Sorry, but I like my zombie movies without the half-arsed social commentary.
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zisou
The Long Goodbye ****
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
Mr. 3000
Murder on the Orient Express ***1/2
Nice adaptation of the Christie novel with Albert Finney as Poirot. Lots of great actors hamming it up for a murder mystery that is more fun and atmospheric than suspensefull.
Old Boy ****
Excellent Korean horror. A film of revenge that is reminiscent of Seven, Ichi the Killer and Naked Lunch
One Hour Photo **1/2
Out of Sight
The Passion of Joan of Arc *****
The Poseidon Aventure
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946 ***1/2) (1981 **1/2)
Ride With The Devil
Rififi in Paris
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Shadows and Fog
Shaun of the Dead
Sleuth ***1/2
Suicide Club ***
Supersize Me ***
Spurlock makes an entertaining documentary about the harms that America's love for all things fast food brings. However his gimmick - eating nothing but McDonalds for 30 days - grows tiring fast. It is entertaining and raises some good questions, but all to often feels like Michael Moore for dummies.
Sweet Smell of Success*****
Talk To Her****
Three Lives and Only One Death
To Catch a Thief***
The Village***
The Village (Counter Review by Jamison)
Walk the Line

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