Favorite films

  • A Canterbury Tale
  • Aces Go Places II
  • The Tall Target
  • The Bat Whispers

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  • Jingle All the Way

    ★★★

  • The Family Jewels

    ★★★★

  • Smorgasbord

    ★★★★½

  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

    ★★★½

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  • Arsenic and Old Lace

    Arsenic and Old Lace

    ★★★★

    In the game of Arsenic and Old Lace I have played for both teams; I've loved it and thought it was complete dreck, so it's rare to come back to it yet again, anew and somehow see it again like it was the first time. I've seen this on the stage at both professional & high school levels and know what this show throws at you. When something speaks to you again like that it's really weird, perhaps it comes from…

  • Smorgasbord

    Smorgasbord

    ★★★★½

    Jerry, as if a martyr, takes falls in this way more times than you would expect anyone at that age to (more than zero), classic Jerry in its lack of narrative unity, a loosely tied hopscotch of hit parade gags often metaphysical. The opening credits notably when names appear on screen, blare in report, when the composer's credit appears, silence. Didn't know what to expect and had me beaming in mirth in probably the darkest comedy he ever made, compounding…

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  • The King of Comedy

    The King of Comedy

    ★★★★★

    May be Scorsese's best movie, but I still have strong feelings for Last Temptation which I need to re-watch.

    The scene near the end of the film that crests the entire set-up, Rupert's stand-up set, is as heartbreaking as Make Way For Tomorrow. His jokes or absence of jokes rather, and De Niro's theatre let the viewer into an extremely dark past that is painted even more black with the audience laugh track. It's classic literary irony in that the…

  • The Ladies Man

    The Ladies Man

    ★★★★★

    more valuable than st peter basilica its more valuable than christmas. more valuable than d-day