Author: Daniel Nayeri
Quite good, nostalgic, I immediately decided to look for other books by the author.More
Post-apocalyptic non-sci-fi book. Entertaining, not a bad read, not amazing. Verdict: Maybe Read ItMore
Verdict: See it
Entertaining, quite funny, unexpected turn.More
I'm a big fan of Fantastic Mr. Fox. We just watched it again and it was a hit with everyone from the 2 year old to grandma.
The dialog an voice acting are excellent, and the animation is really refreshing. The story is smart and is different enough from your …More
Watched In Bruges. Really not too bad. The British do good gangster movies - not shy about violence, but also layers of introspection and classical tragedy elements. I recommend it, worth seeing.
Update: I've watched the movie a couple of times since writing this, it's quite good. See it.More
We watched Turtles Can Fly tonight. The story of Iraqi-Kurdish refugee children before, during, and just after the US invasion.
The movie is harsh. The life, the sheer numbers, and what they have to do to get by is just harsh.
The movie is well done; it's not preachy and …More
My wife came back from the movie last night, not happy. "It was horrible". "Depressing". "Too serious".
So there you have it. Not good, apparently.More
I had watched about half of There Will Be Blood, enjoyed it, but was surprisingly un-motivated to watch the rest. Tonight I finally watched the second half.
The first half of the movie is quite good, and Daniel Day-Lewis is fantastic. But the second half takes an unexpected turn and …More
Bella is an interesting movie. It flashes back and forth in time - my uncle commented the direction reminded him of 21 grams. It strikes a nice balance of being obvious and mysterious at the same time. Worth watching.More
No Country For Old Men is an odd film. The film ends and you're sitting there thinking: huh, that was strange…
The next day: that was a good movie, I should watch it again…
The following day: That was a great movie!
It's the quintessential non-hollywood movie, consistently doing things …More
Watched Pursuit of Happyness the other night. My wife summed it up beautifully: it's an Indian movie. That is: it's a monotone of bad, sad, down-on-your-luck, with a final redemeption.
This could've been a much better movie if they didn't maintain the monotone. Throw in a couple of ups and …More
Watched Sin City. Excellent. Really much better than I had expected.
If you like stylized movies and violence, this is for you. Mickey Rourke plays the most compelling character in the performance of his life. Bruce willis is good. Elijah Wood works surprisingly well in his role.
The movie has …More
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
I randomly picked up a collection of shorts by Vladimir Nabokov, this one. Just as randomly I selected a story, "A Russian Beauty".
This is one the most amazing shorts I've ever read. It's really quite incredible; it paints a rich, vivid picture of this lady's life …More
I watched Ondskan (Evil).
Decent movie, fairly juvenile. It pushes all the buttons to build the tension, the hatred of the mean mean bad guys. The hero is so noble, so cute, such a good boy really. It's one of those experiences where you find yourself rooting for the good …More
I just watched The Machinist. Interesting movie. The most striking thing, almost an extra character in the movie, is Christian Bale's emacited body. He starved himself for this role, achieving an incredible, disturbing skeleton state that had me distracted for the first ten minutes.
The movie is ok. I had …More
I just saw Kung Fu Hustle . This is quite possibly the best movie ever made.
Ok, so maybe I exaggerate a little. But this is an excellent movie. Laugh out loud funny, and I'm not much of a laugher. Btw, Wachowski brothers, this is how a fight scene with one …More