Review: The Revenant

When I was in high school I took this film studies class where every chapter we would focus on an aspect of film and watch movies that succeeded in those aspects.  We watched JawsCitizen Kane, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and a good dozen or two other movies–and among the bunch was a movie I’d never seen, and will probably never see again.

Saving Private Ryan. (more…)

Review: The Best Movies (I’ve Seen) of 2015 (So Far)

I don’t get to see a lot of movies in theaters at the moment.  It used to be that when a movie came out that I really wanted to see, I was in there, day one, washing it down, walking out and waiting for a new movie the next week.  But with the handful of a puppy and the fact that my girlfriend (and the puppy) live fairly far from any theater, she’s in school, we’re both working, this thing and that thing–it’s hard to get out there to go see one. Which means that my movie review section of this site is very sparse at the moment (with nothing in it) and I would like to fill it up.  Maybe in the future I’ll do throwbacks to great movies that have come out over the past couple of years? And maybe I’ll actually get out to the theater to see a few more?  But for now–here is a top 5 list of the best movies that I’ve seen so far this year. (more…)