Sunday, July 31, 2011

Driving Lessons

As with many coming-of-age films, the best part is the soundtrack... especially Salsa Celtica.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger

The unfortunate effect of retro stylization is that the flick lacked more of Evans in his hip costume and bike.

Friday, July 29, 2011


Liam Neeson and January Jones?? Aside from that, seeing Berlin on film was pretty sweet.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Long Way Round

"These aren't the bikes you're looking for. Move along." Fifteen thumbs up for this travelogue.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Joyeux Noel

Hints at more than the expected "all men are comrades" pablum, consequently it is more palatable.

Slings & Arrows: Season 1

Really important distinction: this series is not so much laugh-out-loud funny, but extraordinarily clever.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Mad Men: Season 2

I suppose Don Draper is the quintessential onion. But every season they seem to add more layers.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Pro: adequate ending of a saga. Con: emotional detachment from both Felton and, especially, Rickman.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Winter's Bone

Now that's a rarity, a movie better than the book. And the book was a lovely piece of work.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Temple Grandin

Having seen Ms. Grandin in person, I can say without a doubt that Danes nails this portrayal.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Doctor Who: Season 9

For every completely ridiculous serial (The Sea Devils? really?), there's an intriguing one (The Time Monster).

Monday, July 4, 2011

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Saturday, July 2, 2011