Bio: This site allowed me to rate the JFK assassination 89 out of a 100.
||House of the Dragon (2022) - Jan 27, 2023
"A step below the "golden age" of Game of Thrones but the last three-ish episodes get pretty close. Having spoiled myself about the story at the height of GoT mania, it sets it up so the remaining seasons might possibly be the best GRRM misery porn yet. Cast is really strong, although poor Rhys Ifans has to do one note throughout. Matt Smith (like in the first 2 seasons of The Crown) is the heavy lifter as the cruel asshole who is both the cause of and solution to many of the problems that arise."
||The Ten Commandments (1956) - Jan 27, 2023
"Worse than similar stuff that was maligned later (e.g. Cleopatra), just extremely wooden through and through. Also while he works in pulpy stuff like Planet of the Apes, Heston is pretty terrible in serious roles and does nothing here to elevate it. Even Yul Brynner is boring!"
||The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) - Jan 27, 2023
"Me, an idiot: oh wow this opening long take is fantastic, I'm sure the rest of the film is going to be at least passable!"
||The Lawnmower Man (1992) - Jan 27, 2023
"This is a very generous score, mostly because the virtual world segments nostalgically reminded me of watching ReBoot as a kid."