Chicago (2002)

My relationship with Chicago can best be described as dysfunctional. When it was released I was in the 6th grade, and I was absolutely obsessed with it. Part of the appeal was certainly the raunchiness, as it was possibly the dirtiest movie I had seen at that time (sex scenes! garters! loose morals!) but as … Continue reading Chicago (2002)

Amadeus (1984)

This masterpiece falls within two unpopular categories: 1, it is a period piece and 2, it runs at almost three hours. Few of our generation have seen it, despite its stellar critical reception and numerous awards won (including the Academy Award for Best Picture). In my opinion, however, it is part of the elite circle … Continue reading Amadeus (1984)

Mulholland Drive (2001)

This is one of the (sadly) few films that commands multiple viewings. I won’t spoil any of the plot details but it’s one of those movies where everything comes together at the very end, practically forcing you to re-watch again and again. I first watched this when I was a pre-teen and rediscovered it last … Continue reading Mulholland Drive (2001)

Cabaret (2012)

Last Saturday I impulsively went to see the John Kander and Freb Ebb musical Cabaret. What a wonderful and arbitrary decision it turned out to be! The show was staged at Fort Mason, which as you might expect is a former military base. The space was essentially a big auditorium with a few permanent seats, … Continue reading Cabaret (2012)