• Annie Hall

    Annie Hall

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I can’t really tell if Woody Allen’s Annie Hall took me by surprise or not. On one hand, I was hooked almost immediately after one of the first scenes, where Allen’s character Alvy and his girlfriend Annie Hall (Diane Keaton) are waiting in line to see a movie and the man behind them won’t stop voicing his narrow opinions on director Federico Fellini. Right away the film comforts those in the audience who enjoy movies by sharing an inside joke…

  • Dressed to Kill

    Dressed to Kill

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I've told myself I'd start seriously reviewing movies this year, and while the thought has never left my head, I had never really gotten started - UNTIL THIS MORNING. I watched Brian de Palma's Dressed to Kill today after watching two of his other films, Carrie (1976) and Blow Out (1981), and while Dressed to Kill is the least impressive, it's the one that inspired me to review it.

    Why? Because de Palma litters this film with references and homages…