Bill W.

"aka Radi Warszawski"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (2 of 2)
Location: Barrington, RI USA
Birthday: Dec 11


Top Reviewer Ranking: 590,595 - Total Helpful Votes: 2 of 2
Tora! Tora! Tora! (Widescreen Special Edition in T&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Martin Balsam
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb!, July 12 2004
After seeing Das Boot for the first time recently, my interest was piqued for another WWII movie. I remember when Tora! was in the theater while I was in high school...and that I had no interest in seeing it at the time. This is a serious-minded, fact-based film of epic proportion. It has similarities to Das Boot in that part of the story is told from the US enemy's point of view. And, oddly enough, I found the structure of the film to be somewhat reminiscent of The Deer Hunter, or even King Solomon's Mines [1950], in that there is a long, detailed build-up of the story prior to any action sequences. And once the action arrived, I sat there thinking, "How did they do this?"… Read more
Everything Must Go ~ Steely Dan
Everything Must Go ~ Steely Dan
Note: I've revised my original rating from 4 to 5 stars. With repeated listenings, I find this to be not only a recording without a weak track, but the best thing I've heard in many years, and among the best recordings Steely Dan has ever done, including Aja. The original review follows as it first appeared [though I've corrected a couple of spelling errors], but I would add that I no longer think of this as a possible swan song--it's just too good. 'Green Room' has become a favorite, but my favorite keeps changing. I suggest a minimum of 10 complete listens before deciding.
I'm looking forward to hearing as many of these tracks performed live as possible. As much as I liked 2vN, I… Read more