Movies

Lost In Translation – Movie Review

It’s not that we get lost in translation, it’s that ‘we’ get lost in translation. There’s a problem with life and relationships, and basically it is that they are in a certain ...

The Last Samurai – Movie Review

The main problem with The Last Samurai is not that the plot is almost exactly the same as both Dances with Wolves and Shogun, but that it assumes you’ve seen both those movies, and can’t seem to decid...

Gran Torino – Movie Review

Gran Torino is a film that is going to stir up a lot of talk about racism, and there are going to be a lot of people remarking one way or another about Clint Eastwood‘s “racist” char...

Academy Awards Postdictions 1

The Oscars are approaching, and it’s time for everyone under the sun to start predicting.  Entertainment Weekly put out a rehashing of old Academy Awards this week, and allegedly had members of ...

He Loves Me… He Loves Me Not – Movie Review

He Loves Me… He Loves Me Not is a movie with a gimmick, but one where the audience should pay no mind to that gimmick at all.  As we might expect, it’s a movie about a person with a love problem...

Finding Neverland – Movie Review

There is something different going on in a “children’s story” in which fairies are said to “fall down dead.”  They don’t “go away.”  They don’t even “die.”  No, they fall down dead.  This something di...

The 20 Best Movies Of 2008

This was an absolutely crazy year in movies, and my best list was never such a confused and difficult task. If I were going for a worst list, I could make it about 50 without any problem, and I could ...

Ratatouille – Movie Review

As Ratatouille winds down, a food critic explains within a review that, ultimately, criticism is easy, and the real ‘fun’ involved comes by way of a well-crafted skewering. But, he quickly adds, there...

The End Of Movie Criticism In General

I was surprisingly impressed recently by an LA Times article.   Not because it trashes Ben Lyons, or because it gives great detail about the overall negative opinion of Ben Lyons… anyone who pay...

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