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Jimmy's Hall

This movie, as it happens, smooths out quite a bit of material in order to make its story points and moods conform to that of…

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Stray Dog

"Stray Dog" largely succeeds because Granik's technique complements her subject. Both he and the film are modest in their goals and cherish the value of…

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Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

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Monsieur Hire

Patrice Leconte's "Monsieur Hire" is a tragedy about loneliness and erotomania, told about two solitary people who have nothing else in common. It involves a…

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Top 10 reasons I want to be cremated

A fresh supply of Nightmare Food from one of my all-time favorite web sites, Golden Age Comic Book Stories. Beware! You can get lost in this site. And never be found again. Ahhh ....hahahahah

I put together a WebPage featuring "The Premature Burial," by Edgar Allan Poewith some well-selected art. I was just sitting here thinking I should rip it up and start again with the best of these covers. Nah, the art on that page is drawn from a national contest.

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