FIVE MOVIES ABOUT…
Being a college student is easy. Getting in is the hard part.read more
When you’re watching a movie about a con, there’s always a nervousness and unease in the back of your mind that maybe you’re getting conned too.read more
The moon is lots of things. A target of conquest, something scary, and even a symbol of isolation.read more
Like war, prison is the setting for a LOT of movies.read more
There’s perhaps no real life subject so ready-made for the screen as war.read more
It’s kinda like soccer. But with ice skates. And it’s actually fun to watch.read more
There are movies that sound like they’re about submarines, but then you watch them and find out they’re not.read more
As one of the only three real sports – the other two being bull fighting and mountaineering of course, at least according to Ernest Hemingway (or Ken Purdy or Barnaby Conrad, depending on whom you believe) – motor sports attracts some dynamic and colorful characters.read more
I assume that just about everyone who grew up in the 1980’s is familiar with the video for the A-ha song “Take on Me.”read more
A lot of movies owe a conceptual debt to Jean-Paul Sartre’s play No Exit, and its most famous line “Hell is other people.” Nothing can get under your skin like someone who makes it impossible for you to ignore your own flaws and shortcomings.read more
About This Website
I am neither a film critic nor a film reviewer – I’m just a fan of movies. But I’m a big fan.
Once you’ve seen enough of them, your mind starts making links and connections. You see similarities between different types of movies, or movies from different eras. You note that certain themes seem to appear over and over, sometimes with slight differences, and other times with significant ones. I like exploring these similarities across different movies, and I’m curious to learn what other people think.
These aren’t meant to be the “best” five, by any means. In fact, I think sometimes it’s worth watching a really bad movie or two, just to keep the context of the ratings spectrum in mind.