Christian Doig

Christian Doig

Professional film reviewer. Licenciado in Literature. Expert in Buñuel, Kazan, Brando, Dean, Gothic fiction.

Favorite films

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • The Nutty Professor
  • Horror High
  • Hulk

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  • Heavy

    ★★★

  • Annie

    ★★★★

  • The Four Seasons

    ★★★★½

  • Three Little Pigs

    ★★★★★

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  • Heavy

    Heavy

    ★★★

    I'd also feel especially sad if 1994's Liv Tyler quitted her job as a waitress at my restaurant.

  • Annie

    Annie

    ★★★★

    Swell, but you don't take Little Orphan Annie to see Garbo and Robert Taylor in Camille!

    Basically, Annie the musical tries to be Oliver Twist-as-Oliver! (the musical, of course). Evil "Rooster" (Tim Curry) plays Sikes to a ginger female version of Dickens' hero (Aileen Quinn). The cast is great, in particular Carol Burnett as Ms. Hannigan, but Quinn remains the definitive incarnation of the main character, and all in all this movie is the best possible screen adaptation of the fabled Broadway musical.

    John Huston just could do it all.

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  • Let It Be

    Let It Be

    ★★★★★

    A few random thoughts:

    --The film becomes gloomy --gloomier-- whenever Yoko Ono appears. Get back, Yoko.
    --I think I never noticed the pimple near Ringo's lips before. Ah, my attention span.
    --George helping Ringo write "Octopus's Garden" warmed my heart.
    --Well, I guess if Yoko wasn't there, John would have already punched Paul in the mouth. Bossy guys always talk way too much.
    --At least Paul's little stepdaughter (?) is adorable. Her interaction with Ringo was very cute.
    --And, to…

  • The Grandmother

    The Grandmother

    ★★★★

    David Lynch's head is one crazy beautiful place. This short film is an early nightmare turned into art. Poetry with chalky feelings and no morning dews.

    How was this possible in 1970? When Hitchcock was still the guidance to follow suit --remember Coppola's underrated Dementia 13 (1963) or Polanski's Repulsion (1965) and Rosemary's Baby (1968)--, Lynch retreated to more primitive impulses and began the development of a new kind of horror.

    I can even see the seeds of Goth giving…