Review – The Shape of Water

Awards season rolls on and Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water has been near the top of my priority list for a while, now.  Today is the first day it's made it within reasonable driving distance, so I ventured out to an old-school theater (not even stadium seating!) to catch the first showing and see... Continue Reading →

98. Nocturnal Animals

Sometimes, a film takes your mind in so many different directions that even Robert Frost wouldn't know which path to follow.  For me, Nocturnal Animals was one of those films.  This is director Tom Ford's second film, after 2009's A Single Man.  I never saw that one, but Nocturnal Animals makes me think that he's... Continue Reading →

24. Midnight Special

Being a movie lover, I make an effort to see both mass-market, big-budget films and smaller, independent movies.  I, personally, would love to be able to see more low-budget independent films in the theater.  But it's tough.  My local movie theater almost never gets them, so I'm usually required to drive an hour or more in... Continue Reading →

18. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

I'm going to say this with pride: I loved Man of Steel.  It was exciting (those fight scenes . . . THOSE FIGHT SCENES!!!), intelligent, emotional, memorable and resonant.  People are still talking about it.  And they're talking about it for reasons other than the fact that it leads directly into Batman v Superman.  They're... Continue Reading →

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