I await with trepidation the latest Tim Burton movie, Frankenweenie, a feature-length adaptation of Burton’s own short from ’84. Word is it’s not actually as bad as everything else Burton […]
Timecop, the Jean-Claude Van Damme time travel movie beloved by, er, no, sorry, forgotten by everyone, contains my favorite worst-ever time-travel-movie-moment ever, where Van Damme is brought to the warehouse […]
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, […]
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.