A Man and a Woman
These old reviews are only useful for picking out a Saturday night video rental, but maybe some guy-thing/gal-thing opinion swapping will still be
|For about a year, I wrote a fun column with Mary Baker. The idea was that couples do movies. They select films together. They watch and talk about films together. They should be able to read film comment with both a feminine and a masculine perspective.
The only problem was that Mary decided she didn't want to spend the rest of her life in the dark watching bad movies. Think about it. Most film buffs see a dozen or two of the best movies each year. A critic sees another 150 less-than-wonderful pictures. And some are really awful.
Well, I guess my tolerance for pain is higher than Mary's. The only time I really mind the screenings is in the peak release seasons, when there are sometimes three in one day. Most of the time, it's
nice to be able to view films with my feet up, in a nearly empty theatre, joined only by other writersó
who never talk during the showing. And it's worth watching the barkers, to see some great movies I'd otherwise miss.
The Shawshank Redemption
The Adventures of Priscilla,
Queen of the Desert