Patrick Brogan

Film lover and world traveler. Love all genres in cinema, especially when it’s good.

Favorite films

  • Midnight Run
  • Jaws
  • Schindler's List
  • GoodFellas

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  • Year of the Dragon

    ★★★

  • Fire of Love

    ★★★★½

  • Mad Dog Morgan

    ★★★½

  • Bullet Train

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  • Heaven's Gate

    Heaven's Gate

    ★★★★

    "Something quite rare in movies these days - an unqualified disaster, a forced four-hour walking tour of one's own living room." It fails so completely that you might suspect Mr. Cimino sold his soul to the devil to obtain the success of ‘The Deer Hunter’ and the Devil has just come around to collect."
    -Vincent Canby, The New York Times, November 1980

    It is that infamous quote that has been said about Michael Cimino’s “Heaven’s Gate”, a film that has become…

  • Xanadu

    Xanadu

    ★★★★★

    The plot is paper thin, Gene Kelly can dance, Olivia Newton John tries to dance. Gene Kelly acts, Michael Beck tries to act. It’s corny with some jaw dropping unbelievable continuity flaws. But, the soundtrack....side 1 is very good music performed by Olivia Newton John, a bit dated, but still very good music. 
    Then side 2 of the soundtrack.....is fan-f**king-tastic!!!! Electric Light Orchestra!!!!! The songs by Jeff Lynne and ELO are top notch, it further shows why ELO is so…

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  • The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

    The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

    ★★★★★

    "When does a high society admire a painting by Jackson Pollock? When they see the art itself, or when they discover what the value of the painting is worth?"
    Terry Gilliam is a madman, but not the kind of madman that is associated with world leaders, but the harmless and eccentric type of madman. Similar to the protagonists in his films, Baron Munchausen, Perry (from the Fisher King), and even Don Quixote. And just like those characters Gilliam is a…

  • 1941

    1941

    ★★★★½

    This review is for the 145 minute extended cut, which fills in plot hole and stronger character development. It makes this a much better film, and 1941 still has some of the most amazing miniature effects ever captured on film.