Favorite films

  • Jaws
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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  • City on Fire

    ★★

  • Dante's Peak

    ★★★★½

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★½

  • A Clockwork Orange

    ★★

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  • City on Fire

    City on Fire

    ★★

    Starts off good - the initial explosion and fire storm are fun, with lots of large scale stunts and fire effects.   The issue is that the final half of the film is spent watching 100 people run from a hospital, 2 at a time.   It becomes tedious and the firefighters outside of the hospital are useless so it becomes incredibly frustrating and boring.  There isn’t really an end to the plot as we never see a conclusion to…

  • Dante's Peak

    Dante's Peak

    ★★★★½

    As I get older, I have come to appreciate this movie even more.   The plot is standard, but it’s a volcano movie - it’s not meant to be a deep thinker of a movie.   The special effects are outstanding, using large scale miniatures for the most part so everything looks correct.. many of the miniatures are so good that it’s difficult to tell what is real and what ian’t.  The characters are good, especially Linda Hamilton, who gives…

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  • The Godfather

    The Godfather

    I just don't like it, and before you rip my head off and scream endlessly in my dead ear about how amazing this movie is, let me ask you this:

    Have you ever been in church and the minister up front is droning on and on in a monotone fashion, talking about Biblical side character people and stories that you have absolutely no interest in because they don't relate to you at all. You're looking for anything to attract your…

  • Dances with Wolves

    Dances with Wolves

    ★★★★★

    Wow, this does NOT feel like a 3 hour movie. It seriously feels like 2 hours, max.

    The pacing is "slow", but it needs to be, as it pulls us into the landscape, the situations, and the characters before raising the tension. This is a movie that is an experience - it stays with you days later and it makes you think what could have been if we had done things differently when we settled North America. When we finally…