Thursday, March 10, 2011

Rain Man (1988)***blu-ray


Rain Man doesn’t even rank among Barry Levinson’s three best pictures – Diner, Avalon and The Natural earn that distinction, in that order – and at times the movie almost suffocates under the weight of its own cuteness. Like leading man Tom Cruise, the film has not worn well, and within its Reagan-era shallowness it’s easy to see why there is so little nostalgia for the 1980s.

Full review posted at IONCINEMA.com

Rain Man (1988)***blu-ray


Rain Man doesn’t even rank among Barry Levinson’s three best pictures – Diner, Avalon and The Natural earn that distinction, in that order – and at times the movie almost suffocates under the weight of its own cuteness. Like leading man Tom Cruise, the film has not worn well, and within its Reagan-era shallowness it’s easy to see why there is so little nostalgia for the 1980s.

Full review posted at IONCINEMA.com

40 Years of Close Encounters

I’ve changed my mind about Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) several times over the years, proving once again that ...