Tag Archives: Four and a Half Stars

What About Bob? Review

I generally try to be a really tough critic.  I never give five stars, and I only give four and a half stars to the movies that grab me in the most intense and personal ways possible or impress me such that I would not object to considering them the greatest films of all time. … Continue reading What About Bob? Review

Carrie (1976) Review

MINOR SPOILER WARNING This is one review that I didn’t think I’d ever be writing.  Some readers may recall the first time I reviewed a Carrie adaptation – when I saw the 2013 Carrie movie – at which point I decided that the original Brian de Palma film was not for me. I was in a place in … Continue reading Carrie (1976) Review

Heathers Review

MINOR SPOILERS Lately, it seems I’ve been in the mood to watch movies about bad teenagers committing extreme crimes.  I recently watched The Bling Ring, which focuses on the least likable people on the planet breaking into the homes of celebrities and stealing their priceless belongings.  It’s fascinating because it has the feeling of an Animal Planet documentary, … Continue reading Heathers Review

La La Land Review

SPOILER WARNING I should not be writing this review.  I am not capable of doing the film justice having only seen it once.  There are many movies that have left my friends, family, and peers thinking they ought to watch them multiple times to make sure that they’ve taken everything in, and usually these are … Continue reading La La Land Review

Network Review

The first part of this film I ever saw was the famous scene with everyone shouting from their windows.  It was in a film history course I took a few years ago, and ever since I saw the clip, I’d been really wanting to see the whole film.  That scene really moved me when I … Continue reading Network Review

The Graduate Review: Upon Further Consideration…

NOTE: This is an amendment to a previous review of the same film. I’m a little bit surprised to say that this film is better on its second viewing, but not too surprised.  I think sometimes it helps to “get used to” a film’s essence, or a film’s ending, in order to appreciate the film’s greatness. … Continue reading The Graduate Review: Upon Further Consideration…

Singin’ in the Rain Review: Upon Further Consideration…

SPOILER ALERT Anyone familiar with my “Upon Further Consideration…” series knows from the categorization of this article that I have already seen Singin’ in the Rain in the past.  I think this most recent viewing was my third or fourth one, and I enjoyed each and every previous viewing.  I’ve considered the film to be not … Continue reading Singin’ in the Rain Review: Upon Further Consideration…