Period Drama

My Cousin Rachel

My Cousin Rachel

I admittedly ended up watching this movie because of Rachel Weisz. I have a soft spot for her (and who amongst us men doesn't?) and thought, in seeing the poste...
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 f...
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 the entire Bourne trilog...
The Scotland

The Last King of Scotland

Rating:  I am not a fan of biopics. They are generally trite and false and endlessly praise people as if they were saints, when they are in fact anyt...
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 Norton or Batman. I had a vag...
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 bunch of count...
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 like the nine-millionth perso...
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 to see he...
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 little or no m...
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 scene. ...