Archives for: "January 2005"

The Triplets of Belleville

January 31st, 2005
You've never seen anything like THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE, a wildly inventive and highly original animated feature crowded with colorful characters and fantastic imagery. Kidnapped by mysterious, square-shouldered henchmen, a Tour de France cyclist… more »

High Fidelity

January 31st, 2005
From the guys who brought you Grosse Point Blank comes the absolutely hilarious High Fidelity. John Cusack (Being John Malkovich) stars as Rob Gordon, the owner of a semi-failing record store located on one of the back streets of Chicago. He sells music… more »

The Commitments

January 24th, 2005
A group of working-class Irish youths assemble a soul band in this infectious comedy. The cast, made up mostly of non-actors, performed their own music. The recommendations finally broke me down. Couple them with my newfound access to DVDs through the… more »

In Good Company

January 22nd, 2005
I will admit that for In Good Company my expectations were high. There has not been a movie out in a while that I have anticipated as I did this. My cards are now all on the table. You can accuse me of no bias. That said, let's begin. The movie started… more »

Swimming Pool

January 20th, 2005
The life of a mystery writer begins to resemble one of her novels after she meets a provocative young woman with a dangerous past. For the longest time I have debated whether or not to see this movie. has recommended the movie to me for… more »

House of Flying Daggers

January 17th, 2005
Another Asian dynasty piece; this one set in Japan. The government is corrupt and weak, there exists a group, in this Japanese tale of Robin Hood that robs from the rich and gives to the poor. Yes, they actually use those words. Nick and I saw this on… more »

The Maltese Falcon

January 13th, 2005
John Huston's first film as director features [Humphrey] Bogart as detective Sam Spade, who's trying to figure out why so many people are after an elusive falcon statue. I learned a few different things while watching The Maltese Falcon. 1) I'm a sucker… more »

January 12th, 2005
The debate is finally over. After (minimal) research into competing Online DVD Rental Services, I have made my decision. I am currently in week 2 of my 2 Week Free Trial and I'm sold. I'm keeping the service at $14.99 per month. It's great. I get an… more »

The Conversation

January 11th, 2005
With Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Frederic Forrest, Cindy Williams, Teri Garr, Robert Duvall and Harrison Ford. A professional surveillance expert gets too close to a case and finds himself entangled in murder and obsession. This was a… more »

Coffee and Cigarettes

January 7th, 2005
Director/writer Jim Jarmusch presents a series of fascinating and diverse short stories that all center around two things: coffee and cigarettes. This movie is comprised of 11 shorts; each with a different cast. Stars range from Bill Murray, RZA and GZA… more »