Film: Raves & Reviews

 

Rants/Raves:

The Milk Rave: Harvey Milk, Little Baby River and The Missing Scene

Gus Van Sant creates his masterpiece and Sean Penn gives his greatest performance to date, while little baby River Rohlicek makes his debut on the political scene.

The Slumdog Millionaire and Danny Boyle Rave

More than just a fairy tale, this great new film from director Danny Boyle is a brutal look at the reality of life in India's slums. It's also a piece of cinematic beauty, one that takes me back to the great year I spent in India earlier this decade.

Lucky Day: The Bruce and Woody Rave

A combined rave about Bruce Springsteen's new album, "Working On A Dream", and Woody Allen's great return to form, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona".

The "Eternal Sunshine of Charlie Kaufman's Mind" Rave (Featuring My List of The Top 5 Comedies of All Time)

One of my favorite films of the past few years, from one of the most original screenwriters of all time.

Distinctive Danes Do It With Devotion: The Danish Cinema and Susanne Bier Rave

What's up with Denmark anyway? How can such a small country so consistently produce such amazing films and filmmakers?

Two Classics, Three Masters: The "No Country For Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood" Rave

Two of the best films in recent years from three of the greatest living directors: The Coen Brothers and Paul Thomas Anderson.

The Sean Penn "Into The Wild" Rave

A brilliant film by a brilliant director and screenwriter (who's also known to be pretty good at the whole acting thing as well).

New Coen Brothers Masterpiece: Best Film of The Year?

Haven't seen it yet, but there's no film I'm dying to see more. Considering that they're two of the greatest filmmakers alive, with an amazing body of work behind them, any Coen Brothers film is something to get excited about, but the rave reviews (such as the two mentioned here) about "No Country For Old Men" (calling it possibly the best film of their career... and of the year) makes this an even more exciting event than usual.

The Tarantino Death Proof Rant

The first misstep in a brilliant career.

The Tale of Two Sickos Rant 'n' Rave (Michael Moore, Grandpa and the Glorious Soapdown)

A film by Michael Moore, the story of my own personal Sicko and a tale of the greatest soapdown ever.

The Truly Fantastic Four Rant 'n' Rave (Surviving The Summer of Sequels)

In a summer of endless part-three (or even part 6!!) sequels, relief and quality  can still be found... at least on DVD.

The Martin Scorsese Departed Rave (AKA The "Goddamn It MAN, Marty Has Done It Again!" Rave)

Marty's best film since "Goodfellas". Brilliant!

The Wait Is Over: "For Your Consideration" is finally here

Christopher Guest releases his latest hilarious comedy.

A History of Squid and Whale Violence Revisited: Two must-see films

A rave review of two must-see films: "A History of Violence" and "The Squid and The Whale".

The Gotta Love Your Woody (Allen) Rave

One of the great directors of all time hits a milestone.