PDQ Reviews (6/9)


Title: RKO 281
Directed By: Benjamin Ross
Starring: Liev Schreiber / James Cromwell / John Malkovich
PDQ: Tells the story behind Citizen Kane. The casting is genius, but the story was too bland and already covered.


Title: Love and Death
Directed By: Woody Allen
Starring: Woody Allen / Diane Keaton
PDQ: A fun, epic romp with Woody Allen. (You might want to watch The Seventh Seal first)


Title: Cassandra’s Dream
Directed By: Woody Allen
Starring: Ewan McGregor / Colin Farrell
PDQ: More in the style of Match Point than Allen’s earlier films. Not much going for this cautionary tale.


PDQ Reviews: Round 4

‘Cause I’ve got homework ‘n stuff

Out of Africa: Meryl Streep is awesome. It’s an epic and also down-to-earth.

Bottle Shock:Stay away.

The Warriors: I dug it.

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day: Charming. Not as fluffy as it looked.

Little Shop of Horrors (1986): Campy fun.

PDQ Reviews: Round 2

‘Cause I’m just too lazy at the moment.

Match Point: Laughable in areas. Reminded me of Dial M For Murder a little bit.

Being John Malkovich: Crazy.

My Blueberry Nights: Beautiful, slow pacing, great performances from the men. 🙂

Thelma and Louise: Stands the test of time; better than I thought it would be. Love the Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid homage, which brings up some interesting questions about that film as well…

Stand By Me: A treat that I found in the $5 bin at WalMart. Nostalgic goodness.

[And I’ll toss this one in for Rick’s reading pleasure. 😉 ]

My Kid Could Paint That: Fascinating story and discussion of art. Technically lacking, however.

PDQ Reviews: Round 1

‘Cause I just don’t have time to expound.

The Station Agent: Beautiful in it’s simplicity and profound in it’s depth.

Be Kind Rewind: It was fun, and had a nice take on community, but there was something missing.

Joe Versus the Volcano: Peculiarly fascinating. Meg Ryan was awesome in this as three characters.

Fido: A Canadian zombie film with the tagline “Laugh your head off”.

The Savages: Brilliant performances from Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney.