Monday, July 30, 2007

Darby O'Gill and the Little People

Dated, sure, but charming. Sean Connery seems to have been spliced in from a different continuum of film. 'Making of' extras just as good as the movie.

Onibaba

Skillfully rendered horror atmosphere is drawn without pause or mis-step to wrenching conclusion. Totally creepy. No snack breaks!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Dangerous Liaisons

Stephen Frears needed to amp up the viciousness. Glenn Close and John Malkovich do all the heavy lifting against an attractive but uninforming milieu. Malkovich's characters conversion is almost credible but suspiciously convenient. Keanu's character survives. This is a bitter, bitter pill.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

No Mug for Kyle

I have too many name-mugs already but it was nonetheless a little disappointing that the Lego store at Disneyworld was so pointedly out of stock of my name.
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Friday, July 06, 2007

Mrs Brown

Billy Connolly is not a subtle actor, but he is fun to watch. He is bringing more to the role than say his efforts in A Tale of Two Kitties or Prince Charming but not that much more. Judi Dench is not projecting gravitas so much as capturing all light in an infinite gravity well. Here mourning crepe is the dourest Schwarzschild radius conceivable.

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