INDIE SPOTLIGHT: THE TWISTED DEATH OF A LONELY MADMAN

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: THE TWISTED DEATH OF A LONELY MADMAN

In 2012, I reviewed a foreign indie film called Id-iology. Will’ Terran’s challenging movie was about deeply-neurotic, unhappy people whose various self-esteem, sexual, and relationship issues devolved into full-on nastiness and destructiveness. It was the sort of work that many […]

HORROR THURSDAY: KURONEKO

HORROR THURSDAY: KURONEKO

Kuroneko is a very difficult film to watch. It is a period ghost story set during Heian period of Japanese history (the last age of the samurais, if you will). It is a revenge drama, a forbidden love story, and […]

MAN, I LOVE TV: “JUSTIFIED” WHO’S GONNA DIE? ODDS (EPISODE 6.1)

MAN, I LOVE TV: “JUSTIFIED” WHO’S GONNA DIE? ODDS (EPISODE 6.1)

All I’ll say is this: If that’s how we’re gonna start the season, then holy crap I can’t wait to see how it’s all going to end… Ok, I’ll say a little bit more. Welcome back for the second time […]

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: DETECTIVE ORIGINS

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: DETECTIVE ORIGINS

Are detectives born with sleuthing in their hearts, or is their detective character born out of circumstance? For Week 3 of our month featuring film detectives, we’re returning to the private sector, which is just as murky and intriguing as […]

TGITDNMAR: (1/23/15)

TGITDNMAR: (1/23/15)

American Sniper took out all comers over the holiday weekend, grossing $105 million in four days. That’s a number typically reserved for tentpole summer releases starring heroes in tights and capes. So, it’s safe to say Clint Eastwood’s movie has […]

THE SNARKIEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR

THE SNARKIEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR

In the first installment of MILFing Around, some of us mentioned how Oscar season is predictably maddening and disappointing, a parade of Hollywood congratulating itself as the public pays to watch bad musical numbers, hear bad jokes, and idly wonder […]

MAN, I LOVE TV: “JUSTIFIED” WHO’S GONNA DIE? ODDS (EPISODE 5.13)

MAN, I LOVE TV: “JUSTIFIED” WHO’S GONNA DIE? ODDS (EPISODE 5.13)

Ok, so first off, let me say welcome back to both you and me. It’s been a long time. But just like our favorite U.S. Marshal, we’re back! So let’s get down to it! For those that are new to […]

PANNING THE STREAM: FALCON RISING

PANNING THE STREAM: FALCON RISING

With all the Oscar buzz, I was extremely tempted to dig around and find some noteworthy award-related films to review this week. Then I realized all those fancy flicks will be in the limelight for weeks to come and I’ve […]