If you have children—or know some children—and you don’t want them to grow up to be sniveling little toady rats, here’s my advice: set their heads in front of Time Bandits and watch their brains explode with potential.
Wind blows dust and leaves through a small Texas town. Everything is fading, everything is dying. Cracked, dirty windows obscure the view. The pool hall is empty, its screen door […]
I went to see Zero Dark Thirty on Friday with the Supreme Being. Since then, he’s written an excellently insightful review of what director Kathryn Bigelow did with the film. I’ve […]
Zero Dark Thirty is being praised to the high heavens for its “journalistic” and “realistic” take on the hunt for and killing of Osama Bin Laden, terms film critics use […]
Seems like these days you can’t throw a rock at the internet without knocking Quentin Tarantino’s dick out of someone’s mouth. The arguments raging on movie nerd sites range all […]
What can be intelligently said about Django Unchained? If we leave aside all of the fanboy love and the howls of the haters, what sense remains? Is this what you […]
William Friedkin has always been drawn to intense violence. One presumes this isn’t limited to his movies. He was a notorious asshole among assholes in the ‘70s, a decade marked […]
If there’s one thing that scanning the list of all films released in 2012 teaches us, it’s that—as many movies as I’ve watched this year—I’ve barely scratched the surface. (Which […]
As with all things Quentin Tarantino, his new movie Django Unchained is inspired in some vague way by another movie, in this case the classic Italian spaghetti western Django […]
After film school, Martin Scorsese spent four years making his first feature, Who’s That Knocking At My Door? (’67), starring the then unknown Harvey Keitel. It didn’t make a splash. […]
The Hobbit, as presented at 48fps* (i.e. high frame rate, HFR), marks the death of cinema. At least digital projection, depressing as it is, is being improved to the point […]
Let’s accentuate the positive, shall we? That moment—the one in the trailer for The Hobbit—where all the dwarves start singing their sorrowful song? That’s pretty good. There’s a funny bit […]
To dream of the devil and wake in a fright.
-Old English curse
Are you kidding me? This is supposed to be Roger Moore’s best outing as James Bond? The Spy Who Loved Me (’77) is not anyone’s best outing as anything. To […]