Category: Review

The Good Shepherd
Posted December 27, 2006 : Angelina Jolie, Matt Damon, Review

I liked the way the story unfolded. At first I was fairly confused but I trusted that it would eventually make sense. And most of it did. But I still have questions. There were nuances and characters from the first parts that I’m not exactly sure who was who and what was really going on, underneath the plot points.

Posted December 20, 2006 : Review

Thanks to LOTR and Harry Potter, every December I need a good fantasy film. This year, Eragon was all I got which made for something of a sad year. Though, I keep seeing previews for Eragon and keep remembering it as good light fantasy fun.

Posted December 13, 2006 : Review

To begin with, I went into Apocalypto without knowing what to expect and I think this is the sort of film that is better that way.

I enjoyed it.
It’s very powerful emotionally and visually.
But know that it’s violent, not throughout but where it is – it’s savage and visceral. If you can handle that then I’d say it’s worth seeing.

The Prestige
Posted November 26, 2006 : Christian Bale, Review

The Prestige is an incredibly smart and intriguing film; very well made. It’s kind of like a magic trick because it tells you exactly what it’s going to do and then you’re still surprised and fascinated when it does it. Which is just masterful, to craft a film about magic that effects you like a magic trick. How cool is that?

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

The first time I saw Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest I didn’t know what to expect, so I was paying all sorts of attention trying to figure out what I thought and why. I saw plenty of flaws and expressed the following criticisms…

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
Posted December 17, 2003 : Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Review

Whatever flaws I found in this movie (and there were more than a few) I have to give Peter Jackson credit for taking such an unwieldy storyline, full of several different threads built up through the trilogy and wrapping them up so satisfyingly.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Posted December 18, 2002 : Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Review

At first I was upset at what this movie was and then I saw the extended version of this movie and surprisingly enough, I found forgiveness. Now, ironically, it’s probably the one I’ve seen the most.

My major grievances with the theatrical version of this movie were as follows: Faramir, Elrond, Arwen, Tree Beard, Shelob.

Minority Report
Posted June 21, 2002 : Review

I read this in a Variety review I think, and it really resonated for me.

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Posted December 19, 2001 : Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Review

Of course most everyone loved this movie. Because J.R.R. Tolkien created such deep, rich, complex characters. And he did something amazing with them that just doesn’t happen now – he gave them nobility.