Fellow Movie Buffs

Monday, March 12, 2018

"Bullet Head"

This film starts out with  a botched robbery. The three robbers end up in an abandoned warehouse where dog fights are held. Apparently, the promoters always leave a vicious dog behind to keep strangers away. The robbers have to deal with this rogue dog and the action gets pretty intense. The movie is slow moving at times, but it certainly holds your attention. Rory Culkin, Adrien Brody, Antonio Banderas, and John Malkovich star.
4 stars out of 5

Monday, March 5, 2018


Another wild ride of a movie. A woman arrives in town with her young daughter and starts to hang out with her new found friends. She's invited to stay on as a house guest with a couple of doctors as a care-giver. Then things get weird. The story has a bunch of plot twists, and it's pretty unpredictable. I have to say, Nicholas Cage gives one of his best performances ever in this film.
4 stars out of 5

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

"The Bachelors"

Wonderful film. Any movie that stars J.K Simmons is guaranteed to be great. This film is about a father and son dealing with the death of their mother They move to a new neighborhood and  the son has to deal with s new school. He meets a troubled girl and, of course, they strike up a relationship. The dad is a math teacher at his school, who starts a relationship with the son's French teacher. Just a great movie, overall.
4 stars out of 5

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Right off the bat, I have to tell you, if you're not  into transgendered, off-beat and super, foul-mouthed movies, don't go here. That said, I wasn't sure what I was getting into with this movie. It started pretty weird until I got 20 minutes into it, but I stuck with it. What a fun movie. Here's the basic plot: A couple of black, transgendered men/women are involved in a dispute about their boyfriend. Then they drag another hooker into their story. As my daughter once said, "Every story is either the Illiad or the Odyssey." This is another Odyssey.
4.5 to of 5 stars

Tuesday, February 13, 2018


Interesting concept and movie. 99% of the movie is based around a young couple who were friends as young children and reconnect years later. Most of the film focuses on their interaction on Facebook. It sounds pretty boring but this one held my interest right until the end. And the ending will catch you off guard.
3.5 out of 5 stars

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

"On Body and Soul"

Hard to describe this one. It starts out at a slaughterhouse where a minor crime takes place. During the investigation, it's revealed that two employees are in each others dreams. They're both deer roaming a forrest together. When they discover this, they warm up to each other and become friends. They're both flawed and quirky individuals. Although it's a Hungarian movie, it has a cold, impersonal feel to it--more like a Scandinavian film.
4 out of 5 stars.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018


Incredible photography, great acting, and interesting story. A couple ends up in Iceland  on vacation, where it's an end of the world scenario. Everyone has disappeared, mysteriously, and the couple is totally on their own. So basically, they learn to fend for themselves. I love these types of movies, and this one is really well done.
4.5 out of 5 stars