Consider this a public service announcement. Brian DePalma does not make good films. Even at his best, when he’s got a great script (The Untouchables, by David Mamet) and working […]
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.
People say to me, hey Evil Genius, what the dang heck am I supposed to watch if I’m too dang lazy to flex my ass cheeks to the degree necessary […]
Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, don’t be bashful. Have I got a deal for you! This week only, if you act now, you can watch not one, not one […]
Vigalando sets up a high-concept idea, but then only uses it as background for a sitcom plot. The clever premise seemed content to stay in idle. Me, not so much.
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 […]
This month, FILMS:COOL is getting temporal. We’re going to look forward to the past that hasn’t happened yet. Stop looking at me all pop-eyed; I’m talking about Rian Johnson‘s third feature, Looper, […]
This is too awesome not to share. Six minutes of maniacal laughter! While the Nic Cage and Gary Oldman segments are great, I think, if I’m going to be honest, […]
Stop your incessant yowling. I will be happy to discuss two of the new trailers that flit about the internets this week. I will do so right now, here, with […]
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 paused Margaret, for the first time, 45 minutes in, during a sex scene, bored. Obviously, the creators of this film cared about something, but it sure wasn’t me.
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 […]
Last week Sight & Sound Magazine released their list of top 50 films as determined by a poll of fancy-pants critics. The big news is that Vertigo has dethroned Citizen Kane. But when I say “big […]