A Man Named Otto (2022)

Unfortunately, even the presence of the usually charming and talented Tom Hanks can’t salvage the clumsy and uninteresting debacle that is “A Man Called Otto.” The plot follows the life of Otto, played by Hanks, a character who is supposed to be empathetic and relatable but instead comes across as utterly cartoonish and unconvincing. The … Read more

The Sea Wolves (1980)

“The Sea Wolves” is a 1980 war film directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and starring Gregory Peck, David Niven, and Roger Moore. The plot of the movie is based on true events that occurred during World War II. The Sea Wolves follows the exploits of a British naval officer, Captain Lewis Avery Filer (Gregory Peck), … Read more

The Parallax View (1974)

I keep getting asked to suggest a relatively obscure movie from the 1970’s that received critical acclaim and is worth watching for movie buffs seeking to broaden their film knowledge. The movie I would like to recommend is “The Parallax View,” a political thriller directed by Alan J. Pakula. The plot follows an investigative journalist … Read more

Night Moves (1975)

An obscure movie from 1975 with a good plot is “Night Moves” directed by Arthur Penn. The film follows private investigator Harry Moseby (Gene Hackman) as he investigates the disappearance of a teenage runaway in Florida. As he delves deeper into the case, he uncovers a tangled web of lies, deceit, and murder that threatens … Read more

The Deerslayer (1978)

“The Deerslayer” is a true masterpiece that captures the essence of the wilderness, the clash of cultures, and the spirit of adventure. Directed by Richard Friedenberg and based on the novel by James Fenimore Cooper, “The Deerslayer” tells the story of a young frontiersman named Natty Bumppo, also known as Deerslayer, who becomes embroiled in … Read more