A feature length interview with former Secretary of Defense Donald… MoreA feature length interview with former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfield that (perhaps unfairly, perhaps understandably) turns into a referendum on the Iraqi invasion and the War on Terror. There are no bombshells---Rumsfield is far too savvy to sabotage himself---so this effort only adds a little context for political junkies, while being unlikely to sway anyone's opinion of this enigmatic and powerful man in one direction or another.
A young psychic woman goes to visit her distant relatives, who just… MoreA young psychic woman goes to visit her distant relatives, who just happen to be devil worshiping necromancers. Other than the frequent Satanic ritual nudity, this talky English country manor horror is a bit of a bore.
Super-soldier Steve Rodgers (Captain America) uncovers a world… MoreSuper-soldier Steve Rodgers (Captain America) uncovers a world domination plot that begins with the murder of his boss Nick Fury by a super-assassin from his past. Captain America is basically a celibate James Bond with a magic shield, and I mean that as a compliment.
Radioactive waste turns people into super-strong blood drinking… MoreRadioactive waste turns people into super-strong blood drinking maniacs. Big, dumb, gory Italian zombie movie, the kind where the monsters "accidentally" rip off their female victim's blouse before ripping out her heart. It's OK if that's what you're looking for, but it's of zero interest outside its genre.
Lola has twenty minutes to find a way to get 100,000 Deutschmarks to… MoreLola has twenty minutes to find a way to get 100,000 Deutschmarks to her boyfriend across town before he gets whacked. Problem is, she's broke, but fortunately, she gets a couple do-overs. Experimental but accessible, Lola schemes (and runs) nonstop through this frenetic thriller/drama; breathers are for subplots and flashbacks. She's going to need a new sports bra when this is all over.
A stock broker bends ethical rules to build a fortune while feeding… MoreA stock broker bends ethical rules to build a fortune while feeding his obscene appetite for hookers and Quaaludes. Although the target of the satire is easy, this mixture of GOODFELLAS and WALL STREET is Martin Scorsese's best, and funniest, movie in quite some time. The only possible complaint is that 3 hours of bad behavior is too much of a good thing.
A 118-year old man, the last mortal left on Earth in 2092 after… MoreA 118-year old man, the last mortal left on Earth in 2092 after humanity has discovered the secret of genetic immortality, tells his life story to a curious journalist, mixing up his memories and telling contradictory stories in which he is in love with three different women. With its multiple storylines, heartbreaking romance, amazing sight gags, and clever philosophical asides, this amazing movie shows more imagination than the last five movies you saw put together.
A history professor becomes obsessed with finding a man who appears to… MoreA history professor becomes obsessed with finding a man who appears to be his exact double. Jake Gyllenhall is excellent in both roles, and director Denis Villeneuve creates a sense of existential dread that rivals David Lynch (or fellow Canadian David Cronenberg); the mysterious ending will fuel a minor interpretation industry.
AKA SONS OF HERCULES: IN THE LAND OF DARKNESS. Hercules---oops, I mean… MoreAKA SONS OF HERCULES: IN THE LAND OF DARKNESS. Hercules---oops, I mean SON of Hercules---and his annoying comic relief sidekick fight a man in a bear suit and a subterranean tribe of cannibal slavers. It's two episodes of a cheap Italian TV show smashed together to make a feature film. In the middle of the story, narrator breaks in to give us a preview of what's coming in the second half!
A brash reporter decides to solve the murder of his District Attorney… MoreA brash reporter decides to solve the murder of his District Attorney friend. This pre-code talkie set during Prohibition features a somewhat interesting, if contrived, plot.