Period Drama

There Will Be Blood

There Will Be Blood

Rating:  I’ve been thinkin’ on this one. And, despite what most critics and IMDB users think, I’m going to declare it astronomically overrated. The…

Quills

Quills

Rating:  Ugh, there is really very little redeeming about this movie. Okay, Geoffrey Rush is a good actor, Kate Winslet’s fair, and you get…

The Prestige

The Prestige

Rating:  I knew next to nothing about this movie before I rented it. I couldn’t even remember if it was the one with Ed…

The Ice Storm

The Ice Storm

Rating:  Never has a metaphor been so obvious. The Ice Storm, the frosty exterior, the freezing of emotions — soulless wandering in a frigid…

The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd

Rating:  I’m not sure what the hell is going on with me and Matt Damon CIA movies lately. I just finished renting and watching…

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…

Atonement

Atonement

Rating:  I read this book a bunch of years ago, and seem to recall a real Wuthering Heights thing going on. Of course I’m…

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…