Dennis D. McDonald (ddmcd@ddmcd.com) consults from Alexandria Virginia. His services include writing & research, proposal development, and project management. Follow him on Google+. He publishes on CTOvision.com and aNewDomain and volunteers with the Alexandria Film Festival. He is also on Linkedin. To subscribe to emailed updates about additions to this web site click here.

Ed Harris' APPALOOSA

Ed Harris' APPALOOSA

By Dennis D. McDonald

I liked a lot of things about this movie:

  • Casting
  • Photography
  • The Locomotive
  • The Dialog
  • Ed Harris’ Hat

If you’re craving an adult Western, this one’s for you. Would it be as good for someone who didn’t have a history of liking and watching Westerns? Maybe not, but familiarity also breeds enjoyment when what you are seeing is recognizable yet treated in a professional and artistic manner.

It’s also a pleasure seeing a “buddy” film treated with such maturity and class. Highly recommended, and try to see it on the big screen. Even the commonplace domestic details are visually stunning.

Review copyright (c) 2008 by Dennis D. McDonald

Alex Proyas' DARK CITY

Alex Proyas' DARK CITY

David Koepp's GHOST TOWN