Tampopo, 1985 – ★★★★★

By about 15 minutes in, I was completely in love with this movie. A subject near and dear to my heart, approached with reverence, love, and craftsmanship. It fits well into my love of movies that have “competent people being competent” at their jobs, but in this case it’s the backstory leading up to achieving… Continue reading Tampopo, 1985 – ★★★★★

House on Haunted Hill, 1959 – ★★★

Oh. OH. Oh NO!! This disc I rented is COLORIZED! They should slap a big red warning label on that. Apparently I watched this film seven years ago, and I don’t even remember doing so. I first saw this story as the 1999 remake with Geoffrey Rush in the Vincent Price role. I’m sure there’s… Continue reading House on Haunted Hill, 1959 – ★★★

Tucker: The Man and His Dream, 1988 – ★★★★★

Don’t get to close to people, you’ll catch their dreams.  Tucker: The Man and His Dream is a master class in lighting and composition, with an incredible script and amazing performances. I’m at a loss as to why this film isn’t more popular, and why Martin Landau wasn’t nominated for Best Supporting Actor is beyond… Continue reading Tucker: The Man and His Dream, 1988 – ★★★★★