V. Marshall

Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (61 of 66)
Location: North Fork, CA USA
In My Own Words:
An avid reader of a wide variety of books. I love books that allow my imagination to soar. Journeys of the mind are fabulous releases for tension and stress brought on by everyday life. Always open to new and exciting books!


Top Reviewer Ranking: 143,152 - Total Helpful Votes: 61 of 66
Monster <b>DVD</b> ~ Charlize Theron
Monster DVD ~ Charlize Theron
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Charlize Theron is brilliant in this film with her portrayal of "serial killer" Aileen Wuornos. Theron not only manages to completely change her looks but her entire persona, she becomes Wuornos, capturing all of the mannerisms and deep bedded anger that Wuornos exhibited during her trial. Theron's acting is fantastic and through her performance many questions are raised, some that will stay with you for awhile.
Christina Ricci should not be ignored in her performance in this film either. She captures naïve innocence in her role as Wuornos's girlfriend. Ricci's emotions are raw and she holds her own against Theron's brilliance.
But this film is really… Read more
Mystic River (Widescreen) (Bilingual) [Import] <b>DVD</b> ~ Sean Penn
I found this film to be disturbing, haunting and quite confusing.
Clint Eastwood did a great job directing this film, allowing the actors to take on the character's personas with stunning ability. He also kept extremely close to life as it exists in the Boston suburbs, nothing fancy or colorful, just an average working class living. The actors were cast in nearly perfect roles for their vulnerabilities. Eastwood allowed the story to evolve without pushing but I wish he would have included more explanation and a more thorough ending.
Sean Penn is PERFECT in his role and I can see why he received an Oscar. He is open and raw with his feelings, in fact so much so that your heart is… Read more
Open Range (2-Disc Collector's Edition) (Bilingual&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Robert Duvall
Kevin Costner has brought the simplicity of an old western movie into a new age and done a fantastic job, both as an actor and as director.
The storyline for this film is a bit bland and basic but the intensity of acting and the scenery make up for the lack of substance in the story. "Open Range" takes you into a real western setting where one could see for miles and miles only what God made and be humbled by it. The gunfight is fantastic and so much more than any found in the good old western movies.
Robert Duvall is perfect as Boss, an old grubby cowboy with heart. Opposite Duvall you would think Costner would pale in comparision but he fits in almost as perfectly as a… Read more