Movie Corner

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OK, OK, so I see too many movies and haven't been reading enough books. I started Pittsburgh Flicks, an informal blog about movimaking in Pittsburgh (now deceased). I've been posting mini-reviews at IMDB (recent reviews * * not-so-recent reviews, IMDB movie vote history). As Pittsburgh hosted multiple productions in 2008, I wrote about being a movie extra and followed the local filming of The Road.

Thanks to Evelyn Leeper for all her work on over the years. I stumbled over some old reviews I'd written years ago that she'd archived. I've downloaded them and have added them to this collection of short movie reviews.

Oscar Predictions and Commentary

You'll see little-to-no fashion discussion here; just talk about movies and awards.

Annual Look at the Oscars 2013 (for movies made in 2012)
Annual Look at the Oscars 2012 (for movies made in 2011)
2010 Oscars
2009 Oscars
2008 Oscars
2007 Oscars
2006 Oscars
2005 Oscars
2004 Oscars (and a visit to Hollywood at Oscar time)
2003 Oscars
2002 Oscars
How to Make the Oscar Show Shorter

Best Movie Lists

My Best Movies 2015

Movie Reviews

Always (1989)
The Aviator
Awakenings (1991)
Broken Flowers (2005)
Contact (1997)
Dances with Wolves (1991)
Defending Your Life (1991)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Elizabethtown (2005)
Gettysburg (1993)
Gremlins 2
Henry & June
The Hobbit
In & Out
Kindergarten Cop
Lord of the Rings adaptation
Lost in Space
One True Thing
Only the Lonely
The Piano
The Postman
Primary Colors
Quiz Show
Regarding Henry
River Wild
Robin Hood
Schindler's List
Serenity (2005)
Shock to the System
Spitfire Grill
Star Trek: First Contact
Star Trek: Generations
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
Steve Jobs (1993: Reviewed the book Steve Jobs: The NeXT Big Thing)
Thelma and Louise

Note: Many of these reviews mention the movie or "Chuck" scale. The "Chuck" scale was the predecessor of the Internet Movie Database, so a "7" on the "Chuck" scale corresponds to a "7" in the Internet Movie Database rating scale.