Video Vault: The Road

The Road 2009 – John Hillcoat Rated R: 111 minutes Vault Rating: 9 Cormac McCarthy lives in this community of artists and thinkers out west.  They’re the big brains in our world today, luminaries and philosophers and scientists in a community that allows them the...

Video Vault: Where the Wild Things Are

    Where the Wild Things Are 2009 – Spike Jonze PG – 101 minutes Vault Rating: 8 When someone takes a children’s book and turns it into a Jim Carrey movie (see Grinch) or a 3D animated nightmare (Meatballs, which wasn’t even a great book), yer doomed. ...

Video Vault: Talk To Her

Talk To Her 2002 – Pedro Almodovar Rated R : 105 mins. Vault Rating: 8 Benigno (L) and Marco ® befriend each other while caring for their injured girlfriends in today’s Video Vault feature: “Talk to Her.” Here’s a compelling and original love...

Video Vault :: Avatar

Avatar 2009: James Cameron PG-13: 162 minutes Vault Rating: 7.5 “Jungle Love” : U.S. Marine Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) gets a tip on bow-hunting from Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) in a scene from the first run blockbuster, “Avatar.”The much-hyped 3D bajillion...

Video Vault: ‘Giant’

A Good Lookin’ Cast: Liz Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean star in today’s Video Vault Classic feature, “Giant.” Giant 1956 – George Stevens Rated G – 201 minutes Vault Rating: 7 In its three hours and twenty-one minutes, “Giant”...

Video Vault:: ‘Following’

Following 1998: Christopher Nolan Rated R: 69 mins. Vault Rating: 8 Today’s Video Vault feature is a small budget thriller about an out of work writer (Jeremy Theobald) who begins following strangers for material to write about. When one of his subjects (Alex Haw as...

Video Vault: Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso Dir: Giuseppe Tornatore 1988 / Italy, France Rated PG / 123 minutes Vault Rating: 9 A few weeks ago, I told you how I’d just watched this grand old film, “Cinema Paradiso,” in its director’s cut. I told you it was one of the best 24 films...

Video Vault: Vicky Christina Barcelona

Vicky Christina Barcelona Dir: Woody Allen Rated PG-13 / 96 minutes Vault Rating: 6.5 When hot Spanish artist Juan Antonio Gonzalo (Javier Bardem) attempts to seduce two vacationing American women at once, love triangles abound in this mild mannered comedy-romance by Woody Allen....

Video Vault: Young at Heart

Young at Heart 2007: Stephen Walker PG – 107 minutes Vault Rating: 9 When I grow up, I want to be in the Young @ Heart Chorus. The Vault Rating of 9 isn’t because today’s feature is the most cinematically magical. It isn’t because the acting is great....

Video Vault: The Happening

The Happening 2008: M. Night Shyamalan Rated R – 91 minutes Vault Rating: 7 I liked M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Happening” better than most critics. Many of the spies likewise have noted that they had reservations about the film afterward and some found the...