Charles Odell's Chateau Du Cinema

(Nothing like a little dimestore French to add pretensions to a web page.)

Welcome to yet another page of blatherings on film.


(Note : A + in front of any title means I've only seen the movie on the small screen.)

Archive of Journal Entries

1999 Toronto International Film Festival (Complete)
1999 New York Film Festival

2003 Films I've Seen, By Grade
2000 Films I've Seen, By Grade
1999 Films I've Seen, By Grade
1998 Films I've Seen, By Grade
1997 Films I've Seen, By Grade

Films Seen in 2010
Films Seen in 2009
Films Seen in 2008
Films Seen in 2007
Films Seen in 2006
Films Seen in 2005
Films Seen in 2004
Films Seen in 2003
Films Seen in 2002
Films Seen in 2001
Films Seen in 2000
Films Seen in 1999
Master Film List, Ranked by Year
The Final 2002 Top Ten List
The Final 2000 Top Ten List
The Final 1999 Top Ten List
The 1998 Top Ten List
The 1997 Top Ten List
The 1997 Odells (a.k.a. My Oscar Choices)


Mike D'Angelo. Possessed of a rapier wit, his reviews are insightful without ever being the least bit stuffy. Also writes reviews for some little-known rag.
Bryant Frazer. Deep Focus. In-depth reviews that would do Pauline Kael proud.
Steve Erickson. Not many reviews, but those that are here are uniformly superb. Also contains (or will contain) the collected translated works of the French critic Serge Daney, which are well worth reading.


The one and only Internet Movie Database. If you don't have this address permanently stored in your cranium, or at the very least bookmarked, you can't claim to be a film buff.
Movie Review Query Engine. Do I need to explain what this is?


Everything I needed to know, I learned from Cecil Adams.

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This page came up on Jan 4, 1998 -- and Armageddon failed to arrive (Unfortunately, it did arrive on July 1).