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 fact…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…