Category: Movie Reviews

National Lampoon’s Vacation

This is a movie that I can watch over and over and over. It’s timeless. What makes a move like that? Some stories, characters, scenarios wear out after a while. Or is it the fashion, the movie making style, the…

The Parole Officer

Directed by: John Duigan Writing credits: Steve Coogan Henry Normal Starring: Steve Coogan Lena Headey Om Puri Steven Waddington Ben Miller Jenny Agutter Emma Williams Stephen Dillane   I laughed so hard my face hurt… and NO, don’t say, “well…

The Rookie

The Rookie is painfully standard Hollywood product, a solid story based on real life with charming moments and a cute kid for extra appeal, but not any kind of artistic or innovative by-product. Which is fine by me. Every once…

Vanilla Sky

Being a remake of an earlier film can be a bit deadly for a story. Open Your Eyes – 1997 also starred Penelope Cruz and was, by all accounts mostly unchanged by Cameron’s Crowe revised version. I haven’t seen the…

The Royal Tenenbaums

There are not enough cliché compliments for me to fully capture my feelings about this film. I’m a sap for intelligent writing, fascinating characters, and colorful interpretations of family and love. I won’t beat around the bush, this movie is…