Monster almost makes up for The Astronaut’s Wife and The Cider House Rules. Almost. I find it nearly impossible to forgive stars for inflicting bad performances and/or bad movies upon the public. As much as I love Kyle MacLachlan, I’ll never forgive him for The Flintstones. The same goes for Matthew Broderick – The Cable […]

Donnie Darko

Very, very strange. Very, very good. Russ has been on my case several months to see this movie. He watched it one night after work while I was asleep and he really liked it. So, I borrowed it from Sean and it sat on my shelf a few months…so we finally gt around to watching […]

The Cider House Rules

What? You expect good things from a guy who started out directing ABBA videos? This was yet another film that I struggled to stay awake during. This time I can’t even blame it on vicodin. If it wasn’t for the fact that I was too sunburned to get off the bed, I probably wouldn’t have […]

The Wisdom of Crocodiles

Before he was an Enemy at the Gates or hung out with in Italy with Matt Damon, Jude Law was just a vampire. A strange sexy vampire. This is the most understated vampire film that I have ever seen. Jude Law’s Steven Grlscz isn’t you’re average Euro Fag vampire. No, he’s a vampire with a […]


The first intelligent film about necrophilia. I remember when this film came out, there was a trailer for it before The Pink Flamingos re-release. I always wanted to go see it, but it was out of the Ciné before I could get around to seeing it. But thanks to the The Independent Film Channel, I […]

The Young Poisoner’s Handbook

A cross between A Clockwork Orange and The Butcher Boy. I had been wanting to see this for a long time – there used to be a poster in the window of the Video Update I used to go to, before it burned down anyway…Just having the word ‘poisoner’ in the title was good enough […]

American History X

This movie is fucking harsh. I finally got to see the first half of this film last weekend. I had seen the last half at Mike Z’s several months ago, before going to Ellum. Suffice it to say, I did not get the whole effect of the film until I had seen the whole thing. […]

Man on the Moon

Pretty good film, considering how much I loathe Jim Carrey. Jim Carrey sucks. I don’t know why. I liked him before he sold out, when he was on In Living Color and in films like Once Bitten and Earth Girls are Easy. But once he started talking with his ass, it all went downhill from […]

American Beauty

You know what sucks? I’ll tell you what sucks – I wrote a really kickass review of this the other night and then my CD-ROM broke from playing the Dazed and Confused soundtrack all night, then the computer freaked out and ate the review…so now I have to try and write it again, but I […]

Permanent Midnight

Being a writer for the TV show Alf would drive me to take drugs, too. Based on the book of the same name, Permanent Midnight is the story of TV writer Jerry Stahl and his struggle with heroin addiction. And what a struggle it is. He starts out filching his roomates Percodan, is introduced to […]