Lawrence Of Arabia is David Lean’s 1962 epic that won 7 Oscars, but of course, not the one that counted for the always overlooked Peter O’Toole. His resume includes Doctor Zhivago, Bridge On The River Kwai, and other classics. His masterpiece, of course, is Lawrence Of Arabia, an almost 4 hour long bum-numbing epic without […]
Film TitleLawrence Of Arabia
The story of T.E. Lawrence, who united Arab forces to have a serious impact on the WW1 war against the Turks.
Sir Alec Guinness
Film TitleA Face In The Crowd
An Arkansas drunk and drifter becomes an overnight sensation and obsession. Will he be exposed for what he really is?
A Face In The Crowd made me sick. I hated everything about it. I wanted to reach through the flatscreen and punch Andy Griffith’s grinning mug. Why? Because every minute of this movie reminded me of our sitting Idiot In Chief, Donald Trump. This movie was made in 1957 and was as white as Wonder […]
Film TitleThe Lion In Winter
King Henry II has 3 sons that want to inherit the throne, but none is worthy and this will be no King Lear
In Prussian folklore, there were 2 Lords with adjacent kingdoms. They had feuded for decades and absolutely loathed each other. Their hate had made for continuous misery for the people they lorded over and the Gods in the sky decided to do something that might bring peace. They wanted to be fair to both Lords, […]
Film TitleWho's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
Two late-night guests after a University welcoming party get caught up in a whirlwind of marital bliss
Marital bliss has been described in many ways. “Death by 1,000 cuts” (Matt Cale) or “The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress and two slaves, making in all, two”(Ambrose Bierce). There are also many stages, the first being Disillusionment, which is the stage of marriage following Romance and before […]
Film TitleThe Big Lebowski
A case of mistaken identity ruins a rug and requires The Dude to take action against aggression that will not stand
DirectorJoel and Ethan Coen
Phillip Seymour Hoffman
If there ever was a movie that I was hesitant to review, it has to be The Big Lebowski. Really? Is it that bad? No, quite to the contrary, it is that GOOD. The Coen Brothers, Ethan and Joel have for some time been among the GODS of directors and writers, and for good reason. […]
Film TitleWithnail & I
Two unemployed actors go on holiday to the countryside to try to relieve their anxiety
Richard E. Grant
It is indeed an honor to review one of my favorites and one of the funniest and wittiest comedies ever made. Withnail & I is in my personal Top 5 movies of all time for re-watchablity and scathing dialogue. Armed with this splendid script, Richard E. Grant executes a tour de force as a relentlessly […]
Film TitleThe Naked Gun (1988)
Leslie Nielsen as Detective Frank Drebin shows us a law officer more inept than Inspector Clouseau.
While I am in the midst of trying to cheer myself up from this absolute debacle of a year, I would be more than remiss, and downright derelict if I did not include another comedy film, The Naked Gun. While Leslie Neilson was a hilarious supporting actor in the great comedy Airplane, he is the […]
Film TitleMississippi Burning
Two FBI agents visit Mississippi to investigate the disappearance and murder of 3 civil rights workers. They find the very scum of the earth.
R. Lee Ermey
After reviewing 3 of the funniest movies ever made, I thought I would review a movie about ancient history. Yeah, I wish; Things may be better, but the racism is alive and well in this country. Mississippi Burning is about as far from humor as you get, especially for people of color who had the […]
Film TitleMonty Python's The Life Of Brian
Brian is forever haunted by being born next to the stable with Jesus, Joseph and Mary. Much craziness ensues.
The Life Of Brian came out a few years after the Holy Grail masterpiece, and to no great surprise, it was not well received by viewers or critics. Many, especially the religiously impaired, could not look past the blistering blasphemy and recognize what a wonderful work of craft this film was. The obvious satire of […]
Film TitleMonty Python and the Holy Grail
The Monty Python crew make the funniest movie in the history of cinema, American, African or European
DirectorTerry Gilliam Terry Jones
O.K., what in the heck is going on here? Since the prospect of seeing a new movie at the theater now seems hopeless, I’m on a mission to seek the Holy Grail of all movies. Besides, I’d rather re-watch a favorite movie a dozen times, than watch a new stink-bomb like 365 Days. Now, Airplane! […]