Good Will Hunting. Great performances. Despite the swelling strings, too neat ending, and “It’s not your fault,” I still like them apples.
Russian Ark. Impressive feat. But more of a cool trick than compelling film? What do I know. I’ve never made film more than 10 minutes long.
Ali. Things I liked: It’s not a standard bio-pic. The long opening collage. We see Ali at his best and his not so good. Smith’s performance.
The Trials of Muhammad Ali. Things I liked: Historical background. Ali boxing. Ali trash talking. Second wife Belinda Ali trash talking.
The Three Stooges. A movie that clearly had to be made. Cuz. Um . . . Larry David as a nun. Annnnd . . . The snowman joke. Annnd. Ummm . . .
Quest for Fire. Soft spot in my heart for cavemen/movies. Perlman is amazing. Explains man’s love for fire, hunting, and out-of-town girls.
The Crucible. About my 10th time. Still love it. Great writing. Abigail’s awful. Proctor’s great. Giles is pimp. “More weight. That’s pimp!”
Dope. A great Risky Business update: kid uses business savvy to get into college, funny and exciting, and awkward bits for family viewing.
Iron Man 2. In order of importance. Mickey Rourke’s super sweet electric whips! Charming performances. Many laughs. Good fighting. The plot.