Review Round-up

  • 11/18: Mission: Impossible III (J.J. Abrams, 2006) 3.0 ~ Style points for casting P.S. Hoffman as the baddie.
  • 11/16: The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman, 1957) 4.5 ~Its influence is staggering, and Max Von Sydow is great. Given the subject matter, I was also surprised at how much humor is included. The direct line to Woody Allen makes even more sense.
  • 11/14: loudQUIETloud: A Film about the Pixies (Steven Cantor, Matthew Galkin, 2006) 3.0 ~ Not nearly enough music, because it presumes you’re already a fan. That being said, I was really weirded out by seeing Black Francis driving a minivan and Dave Lovering performing magic tricks. Because you’re a fan, you should check out the deleted scenes, where you’ll meet Kim Deal’s former husband, Mr. John Murphy.
  • 11/14: Village of the Damned (Wolf Rilla, 1960) 3.5 ~ Spooky, effective cheap-o thriller. Total cheese, aged well.
  • 11/3: /M*A*S*H/ (Robert Altman, 1970) 5.0 ~ Sad to think Altman’s gone now. He contributed some of the best movies of the last decade, and stayed fairly true to his school.
  • 11/2: The Bourne Identity (Doug Liman, 2002) 3.0 ~ Funny, but I can’t remember much about this now. Probably has something to do with the fact that I had to get Netflix to send me 3 different copies of the DVD before I got one that wasn’t cracked, or froze up after 70 minutes. I guess it’s watchable.
  • 11/1: The Mummy (Karl Freund, 1932) 3.5 ~ The opening sequence is definitely the best part, but it’s ultimately pretty satisfying spooky fare.
  • 10/29: /Mulholland Dr./ (David Lynch, 2001) 4.0 ~ What if Naomi Watts were in Blue Velvet in Laura Dern’s place? First remake I’d look forward to.
  • 10/28: /The Wolf Man/ (George Waggner, 1941) 2.5 ~ Chaney’s good, but the story’s pretty lame and the make-up job is just silly these days. S’what a modern perspective does to you.
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Posted on November 21, 2006, in Film log. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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