I watched this as a double feature with Richest Girl in the World and in this fell flat but with double features there is usually a winner and a loser.Read more "DVD Review – Smart Woman"
I dare you to watch this movie without feeling hungry, and maybe something else too, a couple of other feelings. Juzo Itami makes food both wholesome, funny, exciting and sexy and wraps it all up in under two hours.Read more "Blu-ray Review – Tampopo"
Flimflam and rope-a-dope. Women, am I right? I jest. What the Richest Girl in the World is a wildly charming romantic comedy that flips a few switches and crafts an engaging experience.Read more "DVD Review – Richest Girl in the World"
Out now from The Warner Archive is a classic, little know in comparison, Billy Wilder film called Love in the Afternoon. While this is not the first Wilder film I would spin up it certainly does rank highly.Read more "Love in the Afternoon"
I’m not entirely sure about this film. I don’t remember ever watching a Danish comedy before. Especially not one based on an existing television series. Klown Forever is hilarious and disgusting. Add to the above list, I don’t remember ever watching a film with this many scenes with male genitals.Read more "Klown Forever"
Do the Right Thing is a film about race in New York City in 1989. The film is about a day in the life of a the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of New York City.do-the-right-thing-DI The first two-thirds of the film is built similarly to many small-town films of the past, the Last Picture Show comes to mind, and is a fairly solid comedy film, through which you meet the cast and learn a little of their lives. In the last act everything everything changes; it is a mirror between the late 80s, now, and, sadly, every other time in American society.Read more "Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing"
Oh my God, are they going to kill that kid? No, oh good because that is not what I signed up for. After the credits the first inter-title states, “A picture with a smile – and perhaps, a tear,” so I was genuinely stunned when the tough pulled his revolver on the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes. Soon, though, my laughter started to gain steam until I was on a giggle course straight through to the dream sequence.Read more "Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid"
The first time I watched Dr Strangelove I laughed uncontrollably, I was young. This time while watching I did laugh, but I realized that this movie is much more terrifying than other Kubrick films, notably The Shining and Clockwork Orange.Read more "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb"
A (mostly) accurate account of the theft of The General, a Civil War locomotive, is a solid representation of slapstick comedies of the silent era.Read more "The General"
City Lights is a film about The Tramp falling in love with a poor blind woman and befriending a millionaire after Chaplin saves him from a suicide attempt.Read more "City Lights"