Archive for the 'Movies' Category

June & July movies

by Michael on Friday, September 19th, 2008

In an attempt at starting to catch up on reviewing the movies I saw over the summer, here are the ones from June and July. Mostly Martha [4/5] [Amazon] Bella Martha (the original German title) may not be a perfect film, but a very strong performance by Martina Gedeck makes this story of a chef […]

May movies

by Michael on Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Better late than never…. Gone Baby Gone [4/5] [Amazon] This was a really impressive piece of work by first-time director Ben Affleck, with an excellent performance by his brother Casey in the lead role and strong supporting efforts from Ed Harris, John Ashton and Morgan Freeman. It’s a movie that asks some tough questions about […]

April movies

by Michael on Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford [5/5] [Amazon] This is a slow movie, but if you know that going in then you can take the time to appreciate what a fine piece of filmmaking it is. From the atmospheric cinematography, to the excellent performances by both Casey Affleck and Brad Pitt, […]

March movies

by Michael on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Becoming Jane [2/5] [Amazon] I found the film adaptations of both Sense and Sensibility and Emma to be charming enough, but this account of the life of Jane Austen herself was just tedious. His Girl Friday [4/5] [Amazon] Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell trading great dialogue make this classic screwball comedy a must-see, even if […]

February movies

by Michael on Monday, March 10th, 2008

The Philadelphia Story [4/5] [Amazon] At times things didn’t flow along as smoothly as they might have, but there was lots of good banter, and a cast that featured Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart, so it’s a classic that’s worth seeing. Paris, Je T’aime [4/5] [Amazon] A collection of 18 short films (you […]