Once Upon A Time In Groundhog Day

I have been watching and rewatching Once Upon A Time In Hollywood in an effort to get it. I’ve seen the movie ten times now and I must admit it still hasn’t clicked with me. It seems to… Read More

Current Events Special: Top 10 Pre Star Wars

We thought it was going to be easy, but we were wrong. Especially considering how much incredible science fiction the 1970s turned out. Tune in, turn on, and drop out as we lay some heavy stuff on you… Read More

Top 10 Methodology

Mike and I are putting together our lists of the top ten SF movies before Star Wars (so nothing after 1976). My first concern when we came up with this idea was how I would find nine movies… Read More

Just Plain Fun

One of the things I loved about the late Roger Ebert was that, unlike most critics, he seemed to understand movies are a kind of Swiss Army Knife of media. They serve many purposes. Art, Education, Business and… Read More

Hell Or High Water

TL;DR: This is a great Western, up there with Open Range and Unforgiven. It’s some of the best dialog I’ve experienced since I stopped reading Elmore Leonard. Spoilers for Hell or High Water follow.

Horror In The Modern Age

Stephen King made the point in The Danse Macabre that horror seems to flourish during horrible times. Universal’s monsters exploded onto the screen during the Great Depression and big bug movies made a splash during the offing of… Read More

A List! A List!

I’m in a horror mood lately, probably because of Castle Rock, so I’m going to make a list of my favorite horror movies ranked by how scary they were to me at the time I saw them (in… Read More

Colossal

tl;dr: Don’t. Just don’t. Stream Get Smart (2008) instead. I’m just going to come out and say it. I like Anne Hathaway. I think she is very good actress and emotive and beautiful and I tend to want… Read More

IT

TL;DR: This is both a great movie and a scary movie. You should see it. I’ve written before about how magnetic yet truly flawed Stephen King’s novel It truly is. For years I found myself returning to reread… Read More

Hitman’s Bodyguard

A long, long time ago during the Cold War, I was stationed at a listening post on an airbase in rural Italy. We lived on the economy where no one spoke English and there was no entertainment we… Read More