I have heard that this movie didn’t get very good reviews in North America. Well, clearly people don’t know what they are talking about over there. I thought it was an excellent movie. The Coen brothers always impress me, even as they tend to make me raise an eyebrow (or two). I thought Tom Hanks’

Ghost World

This movie starts out painfully amateurish. It seems like the kind of thing you might expect from a budding teenage director. But eventually it finds its groove and starts to impress you. The basic story is about two girls who have just graduated from high school and now have to come up with something to

Bagdad Cafe

I heard about this movie when I was in high school (not that I am going to tell you how long ago that was now because it is just starting to sound like a long time ago), but I didn’t watch it back then. It’s probably a good thing that I didn’t because I wouldn’t

The Royal Tenenbaums

The previews give you the idea that this movie is a goofy comedy. Well, it is funny, but not in a traditional way. It is a black comedy, but it is a bit lighter and more quirky than most in that genre. I went in thinking that the movie would be stupid (it wasn’t my

Coyote Ugly

This was a bad movie. I think it was meant for teenagers, but I’d like to give the teenagers I know some credit by saying that they wouldn’t fall for such a lame story as this. I kept watching it, thinking that eventually it was going to go somewhere, break the surface, mean something —

Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amelie Poulain

(English Title: Amelie) Oh, I enjoyed this movie very much indeed. I don’t want to tell you too much about it because it is always better to go into a movie with fewer pre-conceptions. However, I will tell you that it is a cute little feel-good chick flick with excellent pacing and delightful actors. It

FairyTale: A True Story

It’s a bit hard to figure out exactly what this movie is trying to be. Is it trying to be a kid’s movie or a cleverly disguised adult’s movie? The basic idea of the story is that two girls find fairies in the woods near their home and set out to prove their existence to

Pearl Harbour

Kate Beckinsale – very pretty. Ben Affleck – also very pretty. Josh Hartnett – not bad, but looking eerily a lot like Matt Damon. Alec Baldwin – not good. This is a big American blockbuster with huge special effects and all kinds of patriotism thrown in for good post-9/11 measure. I have been told that

Planet of the Apes

(This reviews refers to the 2001 remake) The makeup was incredible, but the storyline was not really that interesting or clever. The best thing I can say about it is that it didn’t completely suck. I have to write more or else the alignment of the pictures on this page will be off. But I