Hi. Thanks for stopping by. This is a site for Movie Lovers. Accent on fairness, no cultural snobbery, free of p.c. Some opinion, some facts, some fun. I’ve somehow managed to see over 6,000 movies and like to share my takes on the stories they tell and the people who tell them. That’s pretty much it in a nutshell, but below I’ll give you an idea of what you might notice the site includes and also what is missing.
I struggle to keep write-ups fair enough to applaud what works in films that may not be successful and nudge what may be lacking in those that are, and favor putting things in historical and thematic context, if the specific production calls for it. As to synopses, let’s keep those as brief as possible. It’s a cheat when critics use up half or more of the text of a review to go in detail over the plot. War Of The Worlds: Martians attack the Earth. Bingo! All I need to know. Now, is it good or bad, and why, why not?–that’s what I’m after. Too much detailing of the storyline is like someone giving you directions to a store that are so complicated you need a secretary and a camera to transcribe it all. Plus, I want people to read all the way to the end, and get as much info as they can without losing patience (with me) or giving away the experience of seeing the movie. Cut to the chase.
We’ll often note the ages of some of the cast members at the time the film was made, sort of placing these screen-people we feel we “know” in their own stage of development as artist or person. “Wow, Lancaster was 44 and he could still jump over that log like a teenager!”
Some of my musings you’ll agree with, others you’ll dismiss, but whichever lane you choose, come along on memory trips to steamy jungles, raging seas, distant planets, to boudoirs and battlefields, peals of laughter and screams of fright. Rumble with Jets and Sharks, try to reach ‘The Big W’ before Ethel, see ‘the varmint’ with Linus, take Aqaba by camel and Ft. Knox by Galore.