NEW RELEASE REVIEW: ALL RELATIVE

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: ALL RELATIVE

If you like Pina Coladas, and gettin’ caught in the rain… I’m guessing most of you are familiar with those famous lyrics from Rupert Holmes’ song Escape a.k.a. The Pina Colada Song? I mention this little tune because, aside from […]

VINTAGE VAULT:  EASY STREET

VINTAGE VAULT: EASY STREET

Even for those who have never seen one of Charlie Chaplin’s films, his Little Tramp persona is still one of the most recognizable characters in movie history. From the character he created, to his approach to filmmaking, to the creation […]

HORROR THURSDAY: DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK

HORROR THURSDAY: DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK

I believe that Jen and Sylvia Soska, aka the Soska Sisters, might be my favorite contemporary horror directors. They have this vast range of cinematic knowledge they pull from to craft exceptionally nuanced and unexpected spins on older horror forms. […]

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: WHAT HAPPINESS IS TO YOU

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: WHAT HAPPINESS IS TO YOU

Zoe: You can’t make everyone happy. Poppy: There’s no harm in trying that Zoe, is there? Typically, actors don’t win Oscars for playing happy characters. Longsuffering, complicated, and even mentally unstable characters are the champions of award season. It’s difficult […]

TGITDNMAR: (11/28/14)

TGITDNMAR: (11/28/14)

As Thanksgiving nears, and the climax of Do the Right Thing plays out in Ferguson, movies, for good reason, are taking a bit of a back seat. All over the country this week there are meals to cook, houses to […]

YOUR FAVE IS PROBLEMATIC

YOUR FAVE IS PROBLEMATIC

By now, I think many of us know something about the recent allegations against Bill Cosby – though I use “recent” as a relative term, as some of these allegations have been known or hinted at for years. Cosby has […]

VAULT REVIEW: THE BOONDOCK SAINTS II: ALL SAINTS DAY

VAULT REVIEW: THE BOONDOCK SAINTS II: ALL SAINTS DAY

I’ve been sifting through my extensive Netflix queue looking for any films I’ve let slip into oblivion over the years. This, of course, happens when you continuously add new releases or browse random genres and rarely reorder your queue unless […]

VINTAGE VAULT:  THE BROADWAY MELODY

VINTAGE VAULT: THE BROADWAY MELODY

Most big movie fans can probably come up with the name of the first film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. It’s the kind of information you need to know so you don’t embarass yourself when playing a […]