Archive for May, 2010

What did Stephen Kijak do to merit the title of having ‘directed’ this ‘documentary’? It’s a collage of not-very-good video footage of the band jamming in southern France half of the time, and stills of them doing so for the rest. The lame voiceovers making halfhearted comments about the 1970s and their use of weed doesn’t […]


Jack Nicholson (Jack Torrance), Shelley Duvall (Wendy Torrance), Scatman Crothers (Dick Hallorann). Screenplay by Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Rating: 18. Running time: 142 minutes. There has never been a film that uses music and cinematography quite like The Shining. The pounding screeches that make you apprehensive of forthcoming horror when […]


Robert De Niro (James ‘Jimmy’ Conway), Ray Liotta (Henry Hill), Joe Pesci (Tommy DeVito), Lorraine Braco (Karen Hill). Screenplay by Martin Scorsese & Nicholas Pileggi. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Rating: 18. Running time: 146 minutes. What a career. With Taxi Driver in the 70s, Raging Bull in the 80s, and then GoodFellas in the 90s, […]


Louise Lasser (Nancy), Woody Allen (Fielding Mellish). Directed by Woody Allen. Screenplay by Woody Allen and Mickey Rose. Rating: 15. Running time: 82 minutes. I’m not going to pretend my insights into this film are profound. I just thought Bananas was indeed bananas, and I didn’t think it was funny. Everyone else seems to view it […]