Tuesday, December 11, 2018

SINS OF OMISSION - Entry #69: Re-Animator (1985)



Running Time: 105 minutes
Directed By: Stuart Gordon
Written By: Dennis Paoli, William Norris, Stuart Gordon, based on the story Herbert West, Re-Animator by H.P. Lovecraft
Main Cast: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale, Robert Sampson
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MORE GORE!















RATING: 8.5/10



Thursday, December 6, 2018

SINS OF OMISSION - Entry #68: Trading Places (1983)



Running Time: 116 minutes
Directed By: John Landis
Written By: Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod
Main Cast: Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche, Jamie Lee Curtis
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ADDING A DASH OF EDDIE










RATING: 8.5/10




Tuesday, December 4, 2018

SINS OF OMISSION - Entry #67: Good Will Hunting (1997)



Running Time: 126 minutes
Directed By: Gus Van Sant
Written By: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck
Main Cast: Matt Damon, Minnie Driver, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgard
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STILL TRUCKIN'

Wow - it's been another (nearly) year since I've put anything up here. Well, I have yet to lose sight of my ultimate goal of creating my own list of personal 1,000 favs, so let's keep truckin'...











RATING: 8.5/10


Friday, January 19, 2018

SINS OF OMISSION - Entry #66: La piscine/The Swimming Pool (1969)


Running Time: 120 minutes
Directed By: Jacques Deray
Written By: Jean-Claude Carriere, Jacques Deray, Alain Page
Main Cast: Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Maurice Ronet, Jane Birkin, Paul Crauchet
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MORE SIN!

Holy Toledo, it's been about eight months since I've put anything on this blog. Life has been happening to me in a big way. I won't go into anything here, but suffice it to say that I've been going through a lot of stuff - both good and bad. Anyway...

I still have ten selections from my last pick of the litter that I never presented on the blog and I've been watching a few movies lately and got to thinking - "damn, it's about time I filed those selections away".

As per usual with these posts, I don't really have much to say about this one. I love Alain Delon (ever since I saw Le Samourai) and this one is filled with sexual tension and makes you feel what a hot, French summer is all about.












RATING: 8.5/10


Sunday, May 21, 2017

SINS OF OMISSION - Entry #65: Les nuits de la pleine lune/Full Moon in Paris (1984)


Running Time: 100 minutes
Directed By: Eric Rohmer
Written By: Eric Rohmer
Main Cast: Pascale Ogier, Tcheky Karyo, Fabrice Luchini, Virgine Thevenet, Christian Vadim
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ROHMER CONTINUES TO IMPRESS, MAKES IT FIVE

I have really come to love Eric Rohmer and I can thank THE BOOK for that - where I was introduced to the director with My Night at Maud's. Since then I've slowly been rationing to myself the rest of his catalog, never watching more than one at a time and never too close together. I like to take his movies like a plant takes Miracle Gro - a scoop or so every other month. His films are simple, subtle, beautiful, sometimes heartbreaking, thought provoking and usually great. Full Moon in Paris is no exception.

Full Moon in Paris joins My Night at Maud's, Love in the Afternoon, Pauline at the Beach and A Tale of Winter to make it five for Rohmer on my personal 1000 list.












RATING: 8.5/10

SINS OF OMISSION - Entry #69: Re-Animator (1985)

Running Time: 105 minutes Directed By: Stuart Gordon Written By: Dennis Paoli, William Norris, Stuart Gordon, based on the story Her...