Goldie and Warren, why are you robbing that bank? Take that ridiculous fireman’s hat off. Look out! Germans! Do not view this movie. Watch Shampoo instead.
Now that I’ve got death by nuclear or atomic blasts on the mind, thanks to having re-watched Miracle Mile the other day, let’s travel into the surreal world of mysterious […]
Nuclear devastation was big in the ‘80s. What with that son of a bitch Reagan in the White House daily taunting the Soviets, everyone pretty much assumed we’d be vaporized […]
Woody Allen has been traipsing all over San Francisco lately, filming his 137th feature film, which at best will not completely suck, and at worst will completely suck. I’m sure […]
As is so often the case with the great ideas of science fiction, H.G. Wells got there first. His 1896 book The Island of Dr. Moreau features animal vivisection and […]
Imagine making a movie set in high school today where one of your main characters is a 15 year old freshman girl who, in the first ten minutes, loses her […]
Americans love criminals. Something to do with the old west, or anyway the idea of the old west, of gunslingers roaming free across endless stretches of unexplored country, killing to […]
Compliance, opening today, is one of the most disturbing movies I’ve ever sat through. I’ve never felt more uncomfortably ill watching anything, and I’ve seen everything directed by Kevin Costner. […]
It’s back to school time, kids! The smell of chalk dust is in the air, mom just bought you a new wardrobe at JC Penney’s, and hey! Look at that! […]
Jack Nicholson’s forgotten ’71 debut as a director, Drive, He Said, also co-written by Nicholson, was forgotten for a reason: it’s really quite awful.
Movie soundtracks come in many forms. I’m here to talk about one type in particular: original scores, that is, music composed specifically for a given movie, as opposed to scores […]
What’s that there? On the horizon? Growing ever larger and hairier and toothier? Is it a demon from hell? Is it a monster from space? It is a very angry […]
I saw a beautiful 35mm print of Citizen Kane at the Castro Theatre the other day, hadn’t seen it for many years, and while I realize saying this makes me […]
Oh, it’s on, people! Sight & Sound’s decennial list of the greatest 10 movies ever, as voted on by hordes of fancy-pants critics, has arrived, and Citizen Kane just got […]