Reviews

A constantly updated page of reviews on feature films, TV series, and shorts.

Animation:

The Tale of the Fox / Le Roman de Renard (1937, France/Germany) - 4.5 

Rusalochka / The Little Mermaid (1968, Russia) - 4/5

The Point! (1971, USA) - 3/5

Cats Don't Dance (1997, USA) - 3/5

The Thief and the Cobbler: The Recobbled Cut (2008, UK/USA) - 3.5

The Secret of Kells (2009, Ireland) - 4.5

The Illusionist (2010, France) - 5/5

Big Hero 6 (2014, Disney/USA) - 3.5

The Song of the Sea (2014, Ireland, France) - 5/5

Live-action:

Metropolis (1927, Germany) - 5/5

Modern Times (1936, USA) - 5/5

The Dark Crystal (1982, USA/UK) - 3.5

Labyrinth (1986, USA/UK) - 3/5

Drop Dead Fred (1991, USA/UK) - 1.5

Hitchcock (2012, USA) - 3/5

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012, USA/NZ) - 2.5

The Life of Pi (2012, USA/India) - 4.5

TV Series/Misc:

Nu Pogodi! (1969-2005, Russia) - 3.5

The Oscar Nominated Shorts of 2014 (2013, various) - 4/5

Rating System:

5/5: A masterpiece! Perfection of film / animation as an art form.
4.5: A truly wonderful movie. Be sure not to miss it.
4/5: A good, decent well rounded movie. May have a few flaws.
3.5: It's not perfect, but certainly not bad either. If you are curious, it's worth checking out.
3/5: Give it or take. A harmless movie, but perhaps a bit too flawed or forgettable.
2.5: An uneven film. Very flawed. May have a few redeeming scenes or leave one wishing for more.
2/5: A bad movie. Boring, borderline offensive, or just plain stupid.
1.5: A really bad movie. It is a chore to watch. In fact, you might leave half way through.
1/5: An unbearably awful train wreck of a film. Avoid at all costs!
0.5: I can only pray that I never shall review a film this horrible.