Greg's Recent Reviews
After an environmental disaster, the remnants of humanity survive on a perpetual motion train that circles a frozen, uninhabitable globe; the oppressed masses in the back of the train stage a revolution to fight their way through the luxury cars to the engine and seize control of society. A strange premise given a summer blockbuster-style action movie treatment by Korean director Bong Joon-ho, but with very eccentric (and fun) non-Hollywood touches (such as a pause in the middle of a battle to celebrate the New Year, and a sushi break later).
Eight professionals gather for dinner on a night when a comet is passing close by the earth; the lights go out, and a bizarre astronomical anomaly throws them into a whirlpool of paranoia. Like a good Twilight Zone episode, this low-budget, largely improvised indie gives you shivers by exploring far out ideas, without the need for special effects. Exciting filmmaking.
Greg's Favorite Movies
Kicked off Hollywood's Golden Age in grand style.
Three desperadoes search for a fortune in Union gold while the Civil War rages around them. A nearly perfect Western, and with its who-will-blink-first machismo perhaps the perfect "guy" movie, but also an epic work of cinematic art.