Fun (1994)

Jan 24, 2008 by Mr. Nau Alicia Witt and RenĂ©e Humphrey star in this teen angst picture about a pair of girls who get in legal trouble. The budget is extremely low and part of the chaos of the story is the grainy cinematography. The relationship between the girls runs the border between love and […]

Jim Croce – Photographs and Memories (1974)

Jan 22, 2008 by Mr. Nau For more than three decades, Jim Croce has been remembered as a phenomenally talented singer-songwriter who tragically lost his life just as his music was getting a wide audience. This unforgettable collection of his greatest hits belongs in the library of anybody who claims to be a music fan. […]

Betty Blue (1986)

Jan 06, 2008 by Mr. Nau This French relationship drama about a guy and his increasingly crazy girlfriend features an amazing amount of casual nudity by really attractive people. However, with an eternal three hour running time, the story meanders aimlessly and never quite seems to end. To grasp the ebb and flow requires extra […]

The Dead Girl (2006)

Jan 05, 2008 by Mr. Nau This engaging set of intertwined vignettes revolves around the death of a young woman and tells of her murder from the point of view of five women—the one who finds her, a girl missing a sister, the wife of her murderer, her estranged mother, and the murder victim herself. […]

Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

Jan 05, 2008 by Mr. Nau John McClane (Bruce Willis) is back in this over-the-top thrill ride that treats us to two hours of chases, explosions, and stupefying special effects. The computer parts were silly, despite the presence of the “Mac guy“, but this film never pretends to be anything but an action ride. Grade: […]

Zodiac (2007)

Jan 02, 2008 by Mr. Nau Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, and Robert Downey, Jr., lead an extraordinary cast in this fantastic crime thriller, based on the actual case files from various law enforcement agencies investigating the infamous Zodiac Killer. This fascinating procedural is always completely riveting. The bulletproof screenwriting and meticulous detail make this mystery […]