Hombre

Film Title

Hombre (1967)

Synopsis

One of the greatest Westerns ever, starring Paul Newman

Director

Martin Ritt

Cast

Paul Newman ... John Russell
Fredric March .... Favor
Richard Boone .... Grimes
Diane Cilento .... Jessie
Cameron Mitchell .... Braden
Barbara Rush .... Audra Favor
Peter Lazer .... Billy Lee Blake
Margaret Blye .... Doris Blake
Martin Balsam .... Henry Mendez

Hombre! As I sat lazily in my office, browsing through my DVD collection for inspiration for a review, I found a movie that I have not thought of in years. I thoroughly enjoyed watching this offbeat Western, where less is MORE, especially when you have talents like the great Paul Newman and the always craggy […]

Chef

Film Title

Chef

Director

Jon Favreau

Cast

Jon Favreau
Scarlett Johansson
Dustin Hoffman
Robert Downey Jr.
Emjay Anthony
Sophia Vergara
John Leguizamo
Bobby Cannavale
Oliver Platt

Chef was a feel good, but predictable comedy written by, directed by, and starred in by Jon Favreau, of Iron Man fame.  (He also did Cowboys and Aliens and Swingers)  This was the sort of movie that is difficult to review in that the movie could be described as overdone, sizzling, milquetoast, luscious, soggy, zesty, bland […]

Sharknado

Sharknado II here now! Yes, they are doing it again. Just when you think the Summer Season cannot get any worse, we will have the second installment of Sharknado, only this time the setting moves to New York City! Booyah! The other day I watched two really awful movies, but the difference in the two […]

Captain America: A Blockbuster for Blockheads

  OK, what is it this time? I was at the movies again yesterday afternoon. Well, good for you. I see you saw “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Wasn’t it FANTASTIC!! No, I hated almost every minute of it. What?  It scored 8.2 at IMDB and 70/100 from 44 professionals at Metacritic. It has grossed […]

Total Recall (1990)

Total Recall  Released: 1990 Tagline: They stole his mind, now he wants it back. Entire Story In Fewer Words Than Are In This Sentence: Arnold breathes new life into Mutants, Midgets and Tits. Homoeroticism: Arnold was classic Arnold and he never disappoints us with his disdain for anything hetero. As the movie opened he was […]

Midnight Cowboy

Film Title

Midnight Cowboy

Synopsis

A love story wrapped around a ground-breaking film

Director

John Schlesinger

Cast

Dustin Hoffman
Jon Voight
Sylvia Miles
John McGiver
Brenda Vaccaro
Barnard Hughes
Ruth White
Jennifer Salt

MIDNIGHT COWBOY MOVIE REVIEW Movies have been often characterized as innovative, ground-breaking, trend-setting or wildly original, and these terms can be overused, but I cannot emphasize enough what a bold and courageous experiment in cinema was Midnight Cowboy. It is hard to comprehend that it has been 50 years since this Oscar-winning film was released, […]

Noah: A Rant

This movie has already been reviewed, didn’t you read the magnificent review by Devon? Yes, I know, but this is something I feel compelled to do. Well, what is the problem? Seriously, I looked forward to this movie with glee, but that anticipation was quickly snuffed out in the first 5 minutes of the film. […]

The Lost Weekend

Film Title

The Lost Weekend

Synopsis

An Alcoholic alone for a harrowing weekend.

Director

Billy Wilder

Cast

Ray Milland
Jane Wyman
Phillip Terry
Howard DaSilva
Frank Faylen
Doris Dowling

The Wet House provides a judgment-free atmosphere for drunks, but there was no such thing in the world of this ground-breaking movie that was made in 1945. Don Birnam is a part time writer and a full time, 24-carat alcoholic. For someone like Don Birnam, the judgment was EVERYWHERE, his supporting brother, to a lesser […]

The Wet House

The Wet House -A Documentary by Penny Woolcock (2002) This is an incredibly hard to watch hour-long documentary on housing formerly homeless Drunks. I don’t use the word Drunks flippantly or judgmentally, that’s exactly what these people are. There is not the slightest hint of rehab here and no pretense at all about these down […]

In Bruges

Film Title

In Bruges

Synopsis

Two hit men on Holiday in Bruges.  Hilarity and death ensue.

Director

Martin McDonaugh

Cast

Colin Farrell
Brendan Gleeson
Ralph Fiennes
Eric Godon
Clemence Posey
Thekla Reuten

In Bruges. Once in a rare chance you find a relatively obscure movie that is so unexpectedly wonderful that you feel like you have stolen something. We have watched films about unrepentant child-murderers, so what about those who are repentant, and are thrust into a horrible situation by only doing an honest days work? We […]