January 5, 2019

January 4, 2019

December 31, 2018

  • Thought

    One of my greatest regrets is that I ever found Louis C. K. funny.

December 28, 2018

December 27, 2018

  • Review

    3.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    Ready Player One (2018, Steven Spielberg)

    I kind of liked the book while I was reading it, but I’ve grown less and less fond of it as time’s gone by. The book is problematic in many ways and I was willing to overlook that for the hit of nostalgia. The movie tries to address some of this but ultimately is just as empty a shell as the book. Eye candy yes, but I’m not that interested in eye candy right now.

December 25, 2018

  • Review

    5.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    Roma (2018, Alfonso Cuarón)

    Absolutely stunning. One of my top pics of the year. I’m a huge fan of Cuarón and he did not disappoint.

December 24, 2018

  • Review

    4.5 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    It’s a Wonderful Life (1946, Frank Capra)

    I’ve probably seen this over 25 times now. And I don’t tire of it.

December 22, 2018

  • Review

    4.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    Bird Box (2018, Susan Bier)

    People seem to be divided on this one. I enjoy “light horror” like this. It’s not really that scary and deals more with people’s ability to triumph over adversity. The ending is a bit hokey but hey, I’m okay with that. And I really like Sandra Bullock and I’m thankful when she’s in something that isn’t mindless schlock.

December 21, 2018

  • Review

    3.5 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    White Christmas (1954, Michael Curtiz)

    It is a long-standing tradition that I watch this lovely holiday music with the girls Christmas Eve. This year we did an early Christmas Eve as my youngest was off to Florida for the holidays, but it was still wonderful.

December 20, 2018

  • Review

    3.5 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    Ghost Stories (2017, Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman)

    An entertaining British indie flick. It’s been on my list for about a year and I finally managed to get to it. Not exactly a traditional Christmas tale though. 🙂

December 12, 2018

December 9, 2018

  • Review

    3.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    My Cousin Rachel (2017, Roger Michell)

    Gothic romance/thriller with Rachel Weisz sounded like a good idea, but it didn’t really grab me as I’d hoped. Maybe too faithful to the original?

December 8, 2018

  • Review

    4.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    Happy As Lazzaro (2018, Alice Rohrwacher)

    This made me very happy. Other than the fact it was artsy, I didn’t know anything about this when I watched it, and that made it even better because I had no idea where it was going to go at any given moment.

December 1, 2018

November 24, 2018

November 21, 2018

  • Review

    3.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935, Roy Del Ruth, W.S. Van Dyke)

    I get nostalgic for times long before I was born.

November 18, 2018

  • Review

    2.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    2010 (1984, Peter Hyams)

    Man, this really didn’t age well. Almost everything predictive about it is dramatically wrong.