Pinhole Movie Reviews

The Dark Knight Rises by tincolor

Christian Bale puts on his cape and mask one last time and teams up with cat burglar Anne Hathaway in a last ditch effort to stop madman Tom Hardy from destroying Gotham City. At this point in time it feels like no one needs or wants a recommendation for this film, so, I write to a younger generation, a generation that will grow up watching this long, generally boring and one-note action flick on DVD or whatever. Christopher Nolan seems incapable of creating any sense of suspense or expectation in his films. Watching DNR is like barreling down a steep mountain road in a Lamborghini that has had its breaks cut and its accelerator taped down to the floor.  You can’t really hear anything because the sound of the engine is deafening, and so much is zipping by you so quickly that can’t focus on anything that isn’t life or death important. Still at least you’re in a Lamborghini. Watchable.

Harry and Tonto by tincolor
July 31, 2012, 3:38 am
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Art Carney gets kicked out of his New York apartment and decides to travel west, visiting his children in various cities along the way and learning the lesson that it’s never too late for new beginnings. The first half of this movie is so sweet, so heartwarming that it’s just too much to bear. But the second half really picks up momentum and finishes of with a satisfying and surprisingly realistic conclusion. Worth checking out.

The Dark Knight Rises by William
July 30, 2012, 9:19 pm
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Batman and Bane face off in a weird-talking showdown. Mostly, this movie just filled me with despair.  Watching civilization crumble in a parade of awfulness somehow makes it less satisfying when we do see bad guys receive their comeuppance. Also, nobody seems to be having fun unless it’s in deriving sick pleasure from something or other. Anyway, Worth Checking Out.

Towelhead by Thomas
July 27, 2012, 12:20 pm
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A young half-Lebanese girl is transplanted to Texas, where she must cope with puberty, racist slurs, sexual abuse, and a cruel, repressive father — who is also super annoying to watch! In fact, he’s not the only one; it’s awkward performances and stupid lines all around. Alan Ball may have had a decent idea at first, something about Islam and female sexuality, but it turns ludicrous real fast. Barely watchable.


Harvey by Thomas
July 25, 2012, 7:09 pm
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Jimmy Stewart is an alcoholic with a kind and gentle soul — who happens to be friends with a giant, invisible, talking rabbit.  This movie has a broad comedy exterior but delves into supernatural social commentary “as the evening wears on.”  Stewart’s performance is subtle and inspired: it elevates the slapstick plot into the realm of pure genius.  I’m sure everyone’s already seen this — nevertheless, it’s Required Viewing.


Cannabis by tincolor
July 25, 2012, 2:59 pm
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Serge Gainsbourg is an American(?) gangster on the run in Paris with his severely depressed and certifiably nuts lover Jane Birkin. Have you visited Serge Gainsbourg’s grave? Is your favorite music the music of Serge Gainsbourg? Do you collect photos of Serge Gainsbourg? No of course not, who is obsessed that much with Serge Gainsbourg? (I am) Seriously, besides this having a killer soundtrack, there really is no reason to see this basically unwatchable mess of a film.

Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus by tincolor
July 25, 2012, 1:21 pm
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