When one is in the mood to rent a movie, it’s not often one thinks, “I would love to watch a two hour Iranian slice-of-life film,” when what one normally […]
There’s a scene early on in Paul Thomas Anderson’s new movie The Master where Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix), having inadvertently poisoned an old man with his dubious, self-distilled, paint-thinner-based moonshine, […]
I have really good intentions, but that doesn’t mean that this post will turn out well. Sometimes, even though one tries hard, and believes nice, sparkly, beautiful things, everything goes […]
UPDATE: The Details is now available for streaming. Recently, Stand By For Mind Control had the opportunity to toss some questions at Jacob Aaron Estes, writer-director of the film The […]
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 […]
I do not have a lot of time today, but I wanted to share the following trailer for Tai Chi Zero with you. And present you with a challenge (I’m […]
When Risky Business ended at the Castro Theater tonight, those I watched it with started talking about how Joel—Tom Cruise’s character—was a lousy person. Everyone in the film, they said, […]
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 […]
This week’s Mind Control Double Feature is all about the good old days of VHS tapes, which pretty much were horrible. They’d get all warped and scratchy and you’d lose […]
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 I mentioned in Looper Prep #3, most of my positive expectations for Looper stem from my appreciation for Brick and The Brothers Bloom, Rian Johnson‘s first two features. I’m not interested […]
You know your thriller is pants when the climax doesn’t make a lick of sense. You did what when why? I think I saw this episode of Law & Order.
Looking for something good to watch on Netflix streaming? We recommend… The Constant Gardener This weeks recommendation is an adaptation of a John LeCarré novel. If you don’t know the […]