All the Boys Love Mandy Lane-2006

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane-2006

Director-Jonathan Levine

Starring-Amber Heard

Scott’s Review #38

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Reviewed June 18, 2014

Grade: B-

Interesting, experimental type horror meets art film from 2006. On the surface it appears to be a by the numbers horror throwback involving a group of teens spending a boozy weekend on a Texas farm, of course, in the middle of nowhere. They are systematically offed one by one. This sounds standard, but there are some moody, artistic, beautiful scenes mixed in, hence the horror/art house label. There is a certain “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” charm to it as well. The story, however, makes little sense and the protagonist’s motivations are confusing and never explained, so while adventurous in parts, the film ultimately fails based on the story inconsistencies. The characters are also rather unlikable, perhaps intentionally so, as these are the characters the audience enjoys seeing hacked to bits.

Gypsy-1962

Gypsy-1962

Director-Mervyn LeRoy

Starring-Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood

Scott’s Review #37

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Reviewed June 18, 2014

Grade: A

The film version of the iconic Broadway production is a huge success, mainly due to the superb performance that Rosalind Russell gives as Mama Rose- a muscled, driven, stage mother in the Depression era show business world. She is mesmerizing in the role and very reminiscent of greats Joan Crawford and Bette Davis- both of whom also would have been wonderful in the role.

Clearly, Russell carries the film with her bombastic, loud, and determined performance- her children will become stars and Rose will get the stardom and spoils that she so richly deserves. She uses every nook and cranny to her advantage- from borrowing money from her father to scraping leftover Chinese food scraps and stealing silverware. Rose’s daughters, Baby June, and Louise (Natalie Wood) are in tow to help her achieve her goals- June the talented one and Louise along for the ride. When circumstances develop, Louise blossoms and become the famous Gypsy Rose Lee.

From masterpieces “Everything’s Coming up Roses” and “Some People” to her heartbreak at being a driven stage mom, Russell’s performance makes the film. Her best scene comes at the climax of the film- Rose, finally admitting to herself that she has spent her life with a need to be noticed, hits an empty theater stage, alone, and has an emotional breakdown.

Natalie Wood and Karl Malden certainly add depth to their characters, especially Wood, who goes from mousy wallflower to seductive stripper Gypsy Rose Lee.

From a casting perspective, I am not sure Wood was quite right for the role- the second time in two years this would occur (her casting in West Side Story being the other misstep), but she was an enormous star at the time and was awarded juicy roles.

Gypsy is one of the great Hollywood musicals from the 1950’s/1960’s heyday. Witty, smart dialog help this film emerge to the top of the list of similar type films. Bravura!

Oscar Nominations: Best Scoring of Music-Adaptation or Treatment, Best Cinematography, Color, Best Costume Design, Color

Saving Mr. Banks-2013

Saving Mr. Banks-2013

Director-John Lee Hancock

Starring-Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson

Scott’s Review #36

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Reviewed June 18, 2014

Grade: A-

Saving Mr. Banks is a movie that transports you back to the wonders of childhood. It is a delightful, whimsical tale of how the story of “Mary Poppins” made it to the silver screen as a Walt Disney production in the 1960’s and there were many challenges.

Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks (as author P.L. Travers and Walt Disney, respectively) prevent this film from being overly sentimental and even sappy, by their character portrayals. Travers is a difficult, demanding woman, but Thompson adds layers to her so the viewer feels attached and sympathetic. Tom Hanks portrays Disney to the hilt as patient and understanding. Travers backstory is heartfelt and interesting.

The film is a mainstream, Hollywood feature to be sure, but one that reeled me in from the get-go and never let up.

Inside Llewyn Davis-2013

Inside Llewyn Davis-2013

Director-Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Starring-Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan

Scott’s Review #35

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Grade: B+

Being a tremendous fan of the Coen brothers (Fargo, No Country for Old Men) I was eager to see their latest offering, Inside Llewyn Davis. The Coen’s have such a sense of quirkiness in their characters and while this film is not on the level of the aforementioned gems, it is a very good piece.

I love the cold, winter, Greenwich Village setting as struggling folk singer, Llewyn Davis (expertly played by Oscar Isaac) struggles over a 2 week period to land gigs and/or breaks while encountering many people who either thwart or help his chances of success. Sadly, the film was all but ignored by the Oscar voters, but alas it is an enjoyable slice of life for a 1960’s artist. As with most Coen brother films, it is cast with unique, interesting character actors in bit but nuanced parts.

The Wizard of Oz-1939

The Wizard of Oz-1939

Director-Victor Fleming

Starring-Judy Garland

Top 100 Films-#11

Scott’s Review #34

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Grade: A

The Wizard of Oz is a magical film and one of my all time favorites- made in 1939 it still holds up amazingly well and the nuances continue to admire- especially given the time in which it was made. 1939 belongs to this film and Gone With the Wind- as both were and are true classics.

This film is so embedded in people’s minds that it can be tough to look at from an objective point of view. I fondly recall watching this gem annually as it aired on television each holiday season- traditionally around Thanksgiving if memory serves.

It’s a marvel from start to finish and masterfully artistic. How creative to show the first portion in black and white with dusty muted colors, not to mention the astounding twister sequence- done using a stocking. Then, we are introduced to a magic world filled with luscious colors and art direction still mind-blowing in depth. Munchkin-land, Glinda the Good Witch, and Emerald City are beautiful, lavish, and treats.

Who does not become teary-eyed during Judy Garland’s rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”? The poignancy is becoming given the tragic (yet successful) life the star would lead.

Margaret Hamilton as The Wicked Witch/Elmira Gulch is delicious in her nastiness. As she mocks Dorothy, who whimpers in tears while missing Auntie Em, she almost sneers at the camera. One can tell she had a ball with this role.

And The Wizard of Oz is not simply a pop culture hit- it has merit and creativity. The special effects hold up tremendously well and were simplistic back then, no CGI in those days, but in many ways better than the CGI of today.

Audiences of all ages must see this film at least once, preferably in Blu-Ray. Judy Garland, later a tragic, troubled, lost figure, captured an innocence that was so sadly lost through the years. All of the characters (The Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, and Tin Man) are perfectly cast and are uniquely created without being too over-the-top. Very few films are timeless and this is one of them.

Oscar Nominations: Outstanding Production, Best Song-“Over the Rainbow” (won), Best Art Direction, Best Special Effects

The Wolf of Wall Street-2013

The Wolf of Wall Street-2013

Director-Martin Scorsese

Starring-Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill

Scott’s Review #33

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Reviewed June 17, 2014 

Grade: A

Martin Scorsese’s latest offering is a tale of overindulgence, chaos, and debauchery in the world of stockbroking during the 1980’s. The film is superb. It is a drug filled, sex filled, over the top, loud, testosterone fueled, frenetic extravaganza that works on so many levels. Humorous and mouth dropping scenes occur throughout the film.

The casting is flawless- Leonardo Dicaprio and Jonah Hill deserve the praise and Oscar nominations reaped on them. The supporting actors are perfect- Rob Reiner, Matthew McConaughey, Jean Dujardin, Kyle Chandler. With Scorsese you will receive an intelligent film, though very R rated. Similar in style to another of his masterpieces, Goodfellas, as it is narrated by the main character (Dicaprio). Comparisons to the 1987 film Wall Street are silly. This film is much deeper, grittier, and frankly, much better. Do not let the unfathomable running time of three hours discourage you- the time goes by very fast.

August: Osage County-2013

August: Osage County-2013

Director-John Wells

Starring-Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts

Scott’s Review #32

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Grade: B+

Based on the play of the same name, August: Osage County is a family drama led by the incomparable Meryl Streep. The family reunites after the patriarch disappears and in no time drama and sniping ensues.

The setting of stifling hot Oklahoma is effective and lends a smothering, suffocating, aspect to the film, much like many of the characters. It’s a bleak, depressing film, and reminded me of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf or A Streetcar Named Desire in tone.

This film has exceptional acting all around, but especially Streep and Julia Roberts, as well as Chris Cooper and Margo Martindale. It’s a raw, angry movie, and the intensity builds throughout.

Nebraska-2013

Nebraska-2013

Director-Alexander Payne

Starring-Bruce Dern, Will Forte

Scott’s Review #31

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Grade: B+

Deservedly receiving a handful of Oscar nominations, Nebraska tells the story of a senior citizen, incorrectly convinced he has won a million dollars, determined to travel from Montana to Nebraska to collect the prize.

On the surface, this film sounds like a downer and the usage of black and white does wonders to set the atmosphere of coldness and bleakness in the wintry mid-west. There are certainly moments of humor and little known June Squibb is a delight as the saucy wife of lead character Bruce Dern, also wonderful as boozy, curmudgeonly Woody Grant.

There are a few unnecessary mid-western stereotypes, that are commonplace in director Alexander Payne’s films, but a heartbreaking as well as comical experience makes this film worth watching.

I Spit on Your Grave 2-2013

I Spit on Your Grave 2-2013

Director-Steven R. Monroe

Starring-Jemma Dallender

Scott’s Review #30

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Grade: F

I have seen the original I Spit on Your Grave from 1978 (loved it) and the remake in 2010 (pretty good), this “sequel”, which has nothing to do with either of the others, is awful.

As horrific as the original was to watch, it was raw and the perpetrators motivations at least were clear and the subsequent revenge made sense. In this one the attackers torture and abuse for the sake of it with no rhyme or reason and some thinly brushed over “hating Americans” excuse. Furthermore, the “revenge” pales in comparison to what the victim endures so there is no winning moment.

Unsurprisingly, there are plot holes galore, for example, the attackers are able to transport the victim to another country with no passport, customs, etc. Fail!

The Hunt-2012

The Hunt-2012

Director-Thomas Vinterberg

Starring-Mads Mikkelsen

Scott’s Review #29

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Grade: A-

Nominated for the 2013 Best Foreign Language Oscar, this controversial Danish film centering on the subject of pedophilia is powerful and gripping.

Mads Mikkelsen stars, as a kindergarten teacher falsely accused of inappropriate behavior with a 5 year old female student, setting off a small town witch hunt really stirred up emotions in me, mostly disdain for the fellow teachers and principal who so easily “ganged up” on the teacher, seemingly unable to believe he may actually be innocent. Principal blurts out “children never lie”. Um, yes they do. I loved how the film goes deeper than the obvious content. The accused son is featured. The student is the accused best friend’s daughter. When one supporter of the accused rips into the 5 year old it is intense to watch.

The Hunt is a layered, multi- faceted film worth seeing. The ending is great, but the alternate ending even better and I wish the Director would have used that instead, but overall an exceptional film.

Captain Phillips-2013

Captain Phillips-2013

Director-Paul Greengrass

Starring-Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi

Scott’s Review #28

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Grade: B

Captain Phillips is an intense, gripping, action/adventure/thriller type film nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. As much as I enjoyed the film, I do not think a nomination for the top honor is warranted. I feel like I have seen this type of film many times before and the underlining tone of “USA- good, other countries- bad”, whether intentional or unintentional, distracted me. Another distraction I noticed was that all the protagonists are white whereas all of the antagonists are African. This is based on a true story, yes, but it seems to be glorified. I felt like the target audience had to be older, white, conservative men, who would surely revel in this type of film.

To be fair, Tom Hanks is great and his performance during the last 15 minutes of the movie should have cemented him an Oscar nod. The main villain, played by complete unknown, Barkhad Abdi, was excellent, especially considering the actor had no acting experience. What a big break! Overall, interesting, exciting experience, but falls short of the Oscar glory.

Don Jon-2013

Don Jon-2013

Director-Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Starring-Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Julianne Moore

Scott’s Review #27

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Grade: B+

 I did not expect this film to be as good as it is. Frankly, I was expecting a by the numbers romantic comedy. Written, directed by, and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, it tells the story of a 20 something New Jersey bartender who is addicted to porn despite receiving all the female attention he can imagine. Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore play 2 completely different women in his life.

The film contains stereotypical, though hilarious and spot on, New Jersey trademarks. Tony Danza is brash and effective as the father. The last 30 minutes the film turns into a wonderful, yet hardly sappy or traditional, love story that makes this film a positive experience. Gordon-Levitt is a breath of fresh air and a young Hollywood talent getting his due.

The King and I-1956

The King and I-1956

Director-Walter Lang

Starring-Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr

Scott’s Review #26

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Grade: B

The King and I is another countless Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that dominated the 1950’s and 1960’s film era. Having seen the stage version, the film contained 2 gigantic stars of the period (Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr), Brynner having made this role his legacy.

The story is similar to The Sound of Music as teacher takes on children of the King, but not quite as gripping and the chemistry among the leads is there, but not quite completely there. The Bangkok palace set and the costumes are stylish and fantastic in design.

As a whole the songs are not as memorable as some other similar musicals, but that is comparing to magnificence. Interesting how much of the cast is not Asian, a characteristic of the stage version too, that is often overlooked and accepted. This is not a criticism, merely a notice. It’s a nice musical, but not as enjoyable as others, but is still worth watching.

Oscar Nominations: Best Motion Picture, Best Director-Walter Lang, Best Actor-Yul Brynner (won), Best Actress-Deborah Kerr, Best Scoring of a Musical Picture (won), Best Sound Recording (won), Best Art Direction-Color (won), Best Cinematography, Color, Best Costume Design, Color (won)

I’m So Excited-2013

I’m So Excited-2013

Director-Pedro Almodovar

Starring-Antonio de la Torre, Hugo Silva

Scott’s Review #25

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Grade: B-

The latest offering by superb Spanish director, Pedro Almodovar, who directed the brilliantly disturbing The Skin I Live In a few years ago, returns with a vast departure and delves into a campy, lighthearted, yarn about a group of passengers and crew aboard a troubled flight. The group turns to booze and drugs to console themselves and a circus ensues. Someone had described this as the gay Airplane! and that is certainly fitting. Everyone on board is gay, bi-curious, or otherwise sexually confused and the one-liners keep coming.

The premise sounds hysterical, but sadly, the film did not live up to expectations. FYI: I felt Airplane! was overrated. Some funny moments, but the “over the top-ness” was too much to take remotely seriously and somehow did not hold my attention throughout. Not Almodovar’s best work by a longshot.

Midnight Cowboy-1969

Midnight Cowboy-1969

Director-John Schlesinger

Starring-Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight

Scott’s Review #24

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Grade: A

Midnight Cowboy is a masterpiece from 1969 that remains the only Best Picture Oscar winner to be rated “X” and, sadly, would probably not be made today. It tells the tale of a friendly, trusting cowboy who moves from Texas to New York City and is challenged to survive the brutal streets any way he can. Throughout the film he meets several interesting, unsavory characters and experiences life in the bowels of NYC as drug use and prostitution are explored. Personally, I did not find this to be as much of a downer as many other people did, but rather, a story of survival.

The grittiness of NYC is wonderfully portrayed with many locales being used (Times Square). Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman are exceptionally cast and have great chemistry, though the film is by no means a “buddy movie”. It’s bleak, raw, and intense at times. Sylvia Miles has a memorable one scene feature. This is great film-making.

Oscar Nominations: Best Picture (won), Best Director-John Schlesinger (won), Best Actor-Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Best Supporting Actress-Sylvia Miles, Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (won), Best Film Editing

Godspell-1973

Godspell-1973

Director-David Greene

Starring-Victor Garber, Katie Hanley

Scott’s Review #23

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Grade: C+

Despite the fact that Godspell is a popular and legendary Broadway musical production, the film left me with very mixed reactions.

The positives for me are the songs- they are memorable, they stay in your head for days to come. My absolute favorite is “Day by Day”. I also enjoy the cast travels throughout NYC as I personally love when films are set here.

For the first 30 minutes of the film I did not like it at all. There is no plot, but simply a group of college aged people leaving their crummy jobs and celebrating Jesus as they aimlessly flitter about the city, with nobody else in sight, singing songs of savior and celebration.

Then I started to realize this is not a “message” movie or an attempt to convert people towards religion. In fact, many devout Christians despise the film. The film left me with questions. Is it tongue and cheek or meant to be taken seriously? By the end of the film, I simply took it for a fun musical with great songs. It offers nothing more, nothing less.

Bachelorette-2012

Bachelorette-2012

Director-Leslye Headland

Starring-Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher

Scott’s Review #22

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Grade: D

I’m not sure how to pinpoint exactly what was wrong with this movie except almost everything. It tries to be a Bridesmaids meets Hangover and fails miserably. What made those films entertaining was that they were actually funny.

This film attempts many jokes and falls flat almost every time. The set-ups are actually there, but there is no follow through. Almost every character is unlikable and hateful to everyone else that there is nobody to root for. Worse yet, the film is bland. Dumb comedies are not my favorite genre, but this was lackluster. I adore Kirsten Dunst, but sadly she picked a dud. Isla Fisher seems to always be in films like this and the male actors (James Marsden, Adam Scott) have little to do.

Talented cast is wasted. Not worth seeing.

High Art-1998

High Art-1998

Director-Lisa Cholodenko

Starring-Ally Sheedy, Radha Mitchell

Scott’s Review #21

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Grade: A

Superlative indie drama by acclaimed director Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right) and an incredible performance by Ally Sheedy, who makes viewers forget all her past, forgettable “80’s roles” as she portrays a lonely, drug abusing, star photographer enamored with a new neighbor in her New York City apartment building. Her life is spiraling out of control and she is inspired by her new friend, who is on an upward career path.

The film is a dark love story and has a raw, moodiness to it. It’s a raw, emotional, mesmerizing film. Patricia Clarkson is her usual awesome self as Sheedy’s even more drugged out, unhappy partner. The love triangle is interesting and painful. The three leads (Sheedy, Clarkson, and Radha Mitchell) all give knockout performances, but the film belongs solely to Ally Sheedy, who is spectacular.

Independent Spirit Award Nominations: Best Female Lead-Ally Sheedy (won), Best Supporting Female-Patricia Clarkson, Best First Screenplay, Best First Feature, Best Cinematography

Four-2012

Four-2012

Director-Joshua Sanchez

Starring-Wendell Pierce

Scott’s Review #20

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Grade: A

Oh how I wish more films like this received mainstream support. Movies like this are why I love and support independent film. Much better than much of the drivel at the local multiplex. This is a purely character driven movie, not at all plot driven with silly special effects or CGI. It centers around 4 people one 4th of July evening. There are 2 separate stories and the heart of the movie is the characters loneliness, isolation, and need to reach out for human connections. The stories interrelate at times throughout the film.

Exceptional acting involved. Four is an excellent little film.

All Hallows’ Eve-2013

All Hallows’ Eve-2013

Director-Damien Leone

Starring-Katie Maguire

Scott’s Review #19

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Reviewed March 25, 2014

Grade: B+

All Hallows’ Eve is an above average, low budget, independent horror film from 2013 reminiscent of the wonderful Showtime series Masters of Horror. The film has a main story, then divided into 3 tales, and finally all meshing together, which was very effective. A babysitter and her 2 charges find an old VHS tape and, of course, watch it. Three short films are on the tape.

The antagonist of the films is a horrific supernatural clown that reminded me of Pennywise from “It”. The motivations of the clown are not explained, nor is that necessary. One of the three stories feels out of place, but the other 2 are excellent. Anyone looking for some late night fright would do well watching this creepy little film.

The Counselor-2013

The Counselor-2013

Director-Ridley Scott

Starring-Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt

Scott’s Review #18

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Grade: A-

The Counselor is a star studded, unique, drug trafficking thriller set in Mexico and Texas. The film has met with some level of debate as some seemed to either love it or hate it. There appears to be a case made that those who hated it did not really understand the movie.

It is not a “by the numbers” or “predictable” popcorn film. It’s much better than that. It’s a thinking man’s movie. I saw shades of Quentin Tarentino’s influence and parts were reminiscent of the wonderful TV series “Breaking Bad”. There are intersecting stories and heavy acting talent (Fassbender and Diaz are the standouts). In fact, I feel this is Cameron Diaz’s best role and wish she would go edgy more often.

There are 3 brilliantly well done scenes (motorcycle, Brad Pitt on street, and landfill scene) that are as disturbing as they are artistic. There are some plot holes, but in this case that can be overlooked. It’s not simply an action film, but a character driven one. The viewing of this film is a unique experience.

20 Feet from Stardom-2013

20 Feet from Stardom-2013

Director-Morgan Neville

Starring-Bruce Springsteen, Sting

Scott’s Review #17

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Grade: B

Must-see for any lover of popular/rock music as so many songs have background singers that nobody realizes let alone knows their names. It is sad that many of them didn’t do much “past their day”, but Hollywood is littered with thousands of broken dreams. Nice that some of them still perform to this day.

A reality check in the documentary that was brought up many times is that you need to be egotistical and narcissistic to be in the spotlight. Makes you look at many of the big stars a bit differently. Sometimes they are not so nice when the cameras are not rolling and have tremendous egos. No names were revealed-This is an interesting documentary to watch.

The Great Beauty-2013

The Great Beauty-2013

Director-Paolo Sorrentino

Starring-Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone

Scott’s Review #16

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Grade: A

The Great Beauty is an Italian film and winner of the 2013 Best Foreign Language Oscar and, in my opinion, well deserved. The film is hardly conventional- it is thoughtful, character driven, and quite Fellini influenced.

It takes some time to get into- the first 30 minutes is mostly people dancing and partying wildly. Set in present day Rome, it tells the story of a successful 65 year old journalist who reflects on his life, past and present. The themes of loss and loneliness are explored, and while cynical, is not a downer. Quite the contrary, as one party after another is thrown and the nightlife and excesses of Rome are the centerpiece of the film.

A main aspect of The Great Beauty is that all the money and success in the world does not measure happiness- an aspect many people forget. The main character loses people close to him and many of his wealthy friends are bored and alone. This film is about life and the complexities of it. It left me thinking long after the credits rolled and that is a huge testament to its power. It’s rare that a film like this comes along any longer. I felt like I was watching a masterpiece.

The Lair of the White Worm-1988

The Lair of the White Worm-1988

Director-Ken Russell

Starring-Amanda Donohoe, Hugh Grant

Scott’s Review #15

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Grade: C+

This is a very strange film. Set in Scotland, it tells the tale of a giant snake skeleton found in the ground that leads to a series of strange events.

A wealthy Lady, brilliantly played by Amanda Donohue, begins a sinister plot to sacrifice the townspeople. The film is campy and way over the top, though Donohue is delicious and seems to have fun with the role of a slithering, sexy, bisexual creature. The gloomy ambiance is fantastic, mixed in with many psychedelic sequences that entertained.

It’s a somewhat fun, late night B-movie, to be sure, but the plot did not seem to make much sense to me, especially in the final act. It is a trippy experience.

Maurice-1987

Maurice-1987

Director-James Ivory

Starring-James Wilby, Hugh Grant

Scott’s Review #14

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Grade: A

A brilliant film adaptation of the E.M. Forster novel set at Cambridge University during the turn of the 20th century, it tells the story of oppression and social norms that took place at the time.

It is a gorgeously shot film, beautiful landscape, photography, and costumes. Reminiscent of the British films “A Room with a View”, and “Howard’s End”, it is a male love story during a time when it was absolutely forbidden and lives were ruined because sexuality like this.

The film’s characters make choices: some repressed, others celebrate, with differing results. In the middle of it all is a beautiful love story. This is a timeless, brave treasure.

Oscar Nominations: Best Costume Design

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