Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

“We’re goin’ to the grave. Ten mile on. Goin’ to the graveyard. Her [pointing to granddaughter] folks buried there. Both of ‘em kilt on Saturday night [stares at the dashboard of the Pontiac GTO]. City car’s what kilt ‘em.” [stares some more at dashboard.] –from the scene in Two-Lane Blacktop, where Warren Oates once again […]

Tango (1998)

“When I recall you, beloved tango, I feel the earth moving under our feet As we danced, and hear the rumbling of the past. Mother is no longer here now But when your song begins on the bandoneón I hear her creep in on tip toe to kiss me.” –Enrique Sántos Discépolo, El Chóclo I […]

Alaska (1996)

Well, this is going to be different.  I’ve never reviewed half a movie before.  It’s sort of an ideal situation for a critic:  I get to praise the half of this month’s movie I really liked, and mercilessly mock the half I didn’t.  Talk about having your cake and eating it too.  The downside, of […]

Aguirre The Wrath of God (1972)

“Now I absolutely despise the murderer Herzog.  I tell him to his face that I want to see him perish like the llama he executed.  He should be thrown to the crocodiles alive!  An anaconda should throttle him slowly!  The sting of a deadly spider should paralyse him!  His brain should burst from the bite […]

Hideous Kinky (1998)

Nasrudin was in a patent office trying to patent a magic wand. “I’m sorry,” said the clerk, “ we don’t patent impossible inventions.” So Nasrudin waved his magic wand and the clerk disappeared.   After the huge international success of Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio’s next project was The Beach.  It was a mediocre product for which […]