Coming-of-Age Drama

Patti Cake$ 4

Patti Cake$

There’s nothing like watching a movie about New Jersey in New Jersey. Well, not about New Jersey, so much as enveloped by New Jersey. Such is…

The Wackness

The Wackness

Rating:  I had every intention of having this on in the background as I surfed and/or paid bills online. It was yet another film meant…

The Squid and the Whale

The Squid and the Whale

Rating:  Writing family dysfunction is a film favorite. When it comes down to it, whose family isn’t dysfunctional? We all have a wealth of material…

Lawn Dogs

Lawn Dogs

Rating:  The creepiest thing about this movie is the fact that it stars the little dead girl from under the bed in The Sixth Sense….

Hurricane Streets

Hurricane Streets

Rating:  Gritty. Dramatic. And, as usual, somebody has to end up dead. Isn’t this basically the plot and outcome of every indie movie ever made?…

Everything Is Illuminated

Everything Is Illuminated

Rating:  Let me just start by saying that I loved this book. That pretty much sinks any chance that I’m going to like the movie,…

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

Rating:  I’m completely ignorant about history. I think there was some war in the late 30’s and early 40’s, and I believe there were a…

American Beauty

American Beauty

Rating:  It’s still amazing to me that Kevin Spacey directed Albino Alligator, one of the worst movies ever made. Otherwise, this guy has been making…

Almost Famous

Almost Famous

Rating:  Every guy (and most women) dreams at some point of standing on stage rockin’ out to thousands of adoring fans. Those of us with…