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 […]
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 […]
Many people say to me in my imagination, “Hey Evil One. How come you’re so serious and cranky and only talk about things you hate which is every thing?” Well, […]
And now for your viewing pleasure, check out this unusually long trailer for the upcoming Cloud Atlas, which I can’t embed because Apple is mean that way. A bit odd, […]
Thrills! Chills! Flying monkeys! Giant flies! Talking plants! All this and more awaits you in Stand By For Mind Control’s latest evil plot to control your minds through the viewing […]
I know you are busy. A very busy person with much to do and something on the stove and no time for flossing, no matter what your dental hygienist says. That is […]