A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

Feb 27, 2007 by Mr. Nau Garrison Keillor delights audiences every week with his live comedy/variety show on public radio. This film, featuring a cast full of Oscar winners, based on the hugely popular program, is really just for big fans of the show. Exceptional music and a beautiful set almost redeems a trudging story. […]

The Guardian (2006)

Feb 27, 2007 by Mr. Nau This action-adventure film follows the exploits of a Coast Guard rescue swimmer (Kevin Costner) sent to instruct a class of candidates, including a young hotshot (Ashton Kutcher). Unexpectedly, this is an exciting movie that tells the story of truly heroic people. It delivers a believable story and thrills aplenty. […]

Thank You for Smoking (2005)

Feb 27, 2007 by Mr. Nau Nick Naylor is a smooth-talking representative for the tobacco industry who makes arguments that make people want to agree. This quirky satirical comedy about the exploits of such a man has a picture-perfect cast, a hilarious script, and an unlikely protagonist, trying to bond with his intelligent son. Grade: […]

Taxi Driver (1976)

Feb 26, 2007 by Mr. Nau Robert De Niro stars in a gritty story about a taxi driver in New York who drives at night. A wonderful cast brings a strong story to life. Jodie Foster and Cybill Shepherd lend beauty and delicacy to a grungy set. This is certainly something every true cinephile should […]

Little Man (2006)

Feb 25, 2007 by Mr. Nau Was that really necessary? Did you really need to spend $60 million on a comedy that was so completely devoid of artistic merit? Every joke in this rancid diaper of film falls flat and stinks up the joint. Can we please not turn every stupid idea into a feature […]

Serpico (1973)

Feb 20, 2007 by Mr. Nau Frank Serpico got in trouble with his NYPD colleagues after his consistent refusal to become part of the corruption of the day. Al Pacino plays Serpico in a breakout performance that tells the true story of Serpico, his attempt to resist and report indiscretions, and his ostracization among his […]

Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

Feb 19, 2007 by Mr. Nau An extraordinary World War II epic, this beautiful film shows the Battle of Iwo Jima from the Japanese point of view. The action is exceptionally realistic, the acting is superb, and the scope of the picture is jaw-dropping and vast. Clint Eastwood has created another masterpiece with this movie. […]

My Son the Fanatic (1997)

Feb 18, 2007 by Mr. Nau Parvez, a Pakistani immigrant to England, drives a taxi, has a rebellious son who falls in with Muslim fundamentalists, and finds himself in an unlikely friendship with a local prostitute, which gets the community gossiping. It’s hard not to pity the guy as he struggles with work, love, and […]

THX 1138 (1971)

Feb 14, 2007 by Mr. Nau George Lucas wrote and directed this dystopian science fiction story as his first feature film. Robert Duvall stars as a dissatisfied worker in a society where every activity of every citizen is controlled, medicated, and regimented. The visual effects in this film are astonishing, given the age of the […]

Dead Poets Society (1989)

Feb 12, 2007 by Mr. Nau Robin Williams teaches a group of prep school students to seize the day in this classic coming-of-age story featuring an extraordinary young ensemble cast. He instills a passion for poetry in his young students, who struggle to find their places, when their futures have been decided for them. Grade: […]

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