Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh

Christopher Walsh's movie and film score reviews

On and off, I've written reviews since the late Eighties.

From September 1997 to summer 2000, I published movie reviews in the Scene & Heard entertainment section of the Hermiston Herald. Because I kept thinking about films even without a published place to write about them, sometimes I'd e-mail reviews to people; I've dredged up a few of those here. In October 2004, a few weeks into having a LiveJournal account, I started writing more reviews, and retraining those critical and writing muscles.

More will come. I'll never repost my BASEketball review, my pick for the single dopiest attempt at film-crit I've ever tried, but I will type up and post some (many?) of my older reviews as I dig them out.


6/16/1992: ALIEN3
6/9/1997: "The Synthesizer and The Odyssey," written for Film Score Monthly's online edition. Original FSM link; text reprinted in my journal.
6/18/1997: Music and Storytelling of the May Sweeps, Part I. Original link at Film Score Monthly; text reprinted here in my journal.
7/6/1997: Music and Storytelling of the May Sweeps, Part II. Original FSM link; reprinted text on my journal.
9/29/1997: Thoughts related to the music and the stories in E.R.'s live episode, G.I. Jane, and Men In Black. Review's original Film Score Monthly link; review as reprinted in my journal.
9/30/1997: In & Out (my first review for the Hermiston Herald)
10/28/1997: Seven Years in Tibet
11/02/1997: Film score CD review: Alex North: The Bad Seed, Spartacus, A Streetcar Named Desire. Original FSM link; text reprinted in my journal.
11/04/1997: The Devil's Advocate
11/18/1997: The Little Mermaid (1989); Starship Troopers
12/23/1997: Tomorrow Never Dies
12/30/1997: MouseHunt
1/6/1998: The Postman
1/6/1998: Titanic
1/20/1998: As Good As It Gets
1/27/1998: Wag the Dog
2/17/1998: Good Will Hunting
3/24/1998: U.S. Marshals
3/31/1998: The Big Lebowski
3/31/1998: Wild Things
5/5/1998: The Big Hit
5/12/1998: Grease (1978, re-released)
5/26/1998: Godzilla (1998)
6/16/1998: The Truman Show
6/30/1998: Mulan
7/7/1998: Armageddon
7/21/1998: Small Soldiers
7/21/1998: There's Something About Mary
8/4/1998: The Mask of Zorro (1998)
8/18/1998: Ever After: A Cinderella Story
8/25/1998: Saving Private Ryan
9/8/1998: Snakes Eyes/ Hermiston Drive-In Part I of II
9/15/1998: The Negotiator/ Hermiston Drive-In Part II of II
10/20/1998: What Dreams May Come
11/10/1998: John Carpenter 101 (from my Vampires review)
12/15/1998: Psycho (Hitchcock's 1960 original and Gus Van Sant's 1998 "replica," compared and contrasted)
12/22/1998: Star Trek: Insurrection
2/16/1999: Babe: Pig in the City
4/6/1999: Cruel Intentions
4/13/1999: The Matrix
5/25/1999: Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace
6/29/1999: Disney's Tarzan
7/6/1999: My first South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut review
7/13/1999: Wild Wild West
7/27/1999: Lake Placid
7/27/1999: American Pie
7/27/1999: My second review of South Park
7/27/1999: Eyes Wide Shut
8/3/1999: Inspector Gadget
8/24/1999: The Sixth Sense
8/31/1999: "Ramblings and Rumblings" (quick thoughts related to The Thirteenth Floor (1999) and the trailer for Runaway Bride)
9/7/1999: The Thirteenth Warrior
9/21/1999: Short takes: The Matrix, Analyze This, and Office Space (video releases)
10/05/1999: Boogie Nights (1997) (video review)
10/12/1999: Excerpt from review of Stir of Echoes
10/19/1999: Three Kings
11/02/1999 and 11/16/1999: Three reviews of Fight Club
11/23/1999: The World Is Not Enough
12/21/1999: The Green Mile
2/8/2000: Scream 3
3/7/2000: Reindeer Games
5/16/2000: Gladiator (2000)
7/18/2000: My last reviews for the Hermiston Herald. Movies covered: X-Men (2000), The Perfect Storm, The Patriot, Chicken Run, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, Mission: Impossible 2, and Shanghai Noon
6/30/2001: A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (with a note on how Raiders of the Lost Ark is an almost subversive movie)
1/7/2003: Gangs of New York
8/2/2003: Hulk (2003)
10/11/2004: Donnie Darko (2001) (the first movie review I put on my then-new LiveJournal; I'd written it for greygirlbeast's now-defunct phorum)
10/28/2004: Team America: World Police
6/20/2005: Batman Begins
7/3/2005: Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)
10/9/2005: Serenity
11/7/2005: Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
1/1/2006: King Kong (2005)
3/11/2006: Dave Chapelle's Block Party
5/27/2006: X-Men: The Last Stand
7/19/2006: Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man
8/18/2006: Snakes on a Plane
9/23/2006: Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
10/11/2006: The Wallace and Gromit shorts
10/25/2006: Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (2000)
11/5/2006: Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
12/2/2006: Reign of Fire (2002)
12/9/2006: Casino Royale (2006)
2/3/2007: Rocky (1976)
3/24/2007: Becket (1964)
4/10/2007: Grindhouse (2007)
5/15/2007: Waitress
6/9/2007: Spider-Man 3
7/1/2007: Two reviews for Ratatouille: on my journal and on Prime Liquor, a community of fans of Poppy Z. Brite's restaurant novels.
7/21/2007: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
8/12/2007: Stardust
10/7/2007: Transformers (2007)
10/11/2007: In The Shadow of the Moon
10/28/2007: Blade Runner: The Final Version
11/28/2007: Beowulf (2007)
11/30/2007: The Mist
12/15/2007: Gremlins (1984)
12/15/2007: The Golden Compass; Romance and Cigarettes
1/5/2008: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
1/27/2008: Cloverfield
3/2/2008: There Will Be Blood
3/8/2008: The Princess Bride (1987)
3/30/2008: TV: The Simpsons vs. Family Guy
5/31/2008: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
6/30/2008: The Whole Wide World (1996)
7/20/2008: The Dark Knight (2008)
7/24/2008: The Taking of Pelham One-Two-Three (1974)
9/17/2008: Lady in the Water; Rocky II (1978)
11/7/2008: Score review, The Duchess (Rachel Portman)
11/7/2008: Score review, Towelhead (Thomas Newman)
2/1/2009: Score review, Marley & Me (Theodore Shapiro)
2/24/2009: TV Score review, Cold Case (Michael A. Levine)
5/11/2009: Star Trek (2009): On Geek in the City; on my journal
7/06/09: Film score review, Henry Jackman's Monsters Vs. Aliens (with additional thoughts related to Hans Zimmer)
7/21/2009: Music for the World of Watchmen
4/24/2010: Kick-Ass
2/5/2011: Dirty Dancing
1/9/2012: E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
3/11/2012: John Carter

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