Monday, August 3, 2009

Movies! OgawdYes Movies!!

The Sniper (1952) - **1/2. Nice little low-budget noir about a sexually troubled delivery man with a gun. Marie Windsor's demise is memorable, as is Charles Lane as a belligerent drunk and Jay Novello as a club owner. Arthur Franz convinces as a title character.
30 Days of Night (2007) - **. Another horror film with very few surprises. Josh Hartnett shows little range while everybody else is underwritten. Cool vampires though.
Burn After Reading (2008) - ** 1/2. Everything the Coens do is worth a look, though I found this rather trying. Veers too uncomfortably from comedy to drama with the only likable character leaving much too early. A mere trifle.
There Will Be Blood (2007) - ****. Daniel Day-Lewis (who never leaves the screen) channels Walter Huston to portray the epitome of evil (not that there's anything wrong with that). A stylized window into the birth of the modern age. A great, if exhausting experience.

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