The Purge

Owing a heavy debt to the action satire of John Carpenter’s golden decade, The Purge depicts a post-revolutionary America in 2022.

The Great Gatsby – 2000 Movie Review

This is a bland cup of treacle, isn’t it? The perfect thing for soulless high school English teachers to serve upon those hapless youth that they wish to instill with a fear of reading.

Mud: Movie Review

The mark of maturity is the realization that everyone has a moment to lie, but also that the moment of deceit is not necessarily the mark of constant dishonesty.

The Iceman: Movie Review

I’d say there’s a couple of reasons why this film won’t do well. The first is because this film conveys all the squalor of the mob life with none of the glamour. The second is,,,

The Door’s Ray Manzarek: Eulogy for an Organ Player

Ray Manzarek is dead, 74 years ain’t bad, but cancer…I’m sorry that’s how he had to go. May that he is infinite now. Ray Manzarek was the songwriter. Morrison was the lyricist. Morrison gave the songs of the Doors the direct empathic heft, the dizzying drop into a fever dream of bohemian revelation. John Densmore […]

Star Trek: Into Darkness: Movie Review

There are many who will complain about Abram’s Trek as being a cold cash grab, which it is, but they miss the point. This is storytelling as it traditionally was. Before copyright monopolized canons…

Kitchen Nightmares Review: The Bouzaglos

You can explode with incompetence or immaturity and turn those failings into personal profit. All it takes is business sense and a disregard for opprobrium so absolute that it is comparable to a black hole.

The Great Gatsby (1974): Movie Review

The 1974 Gatsby vs. the 2013: Would you rather wince or yawn? Those are your options. One film is engaging but with painful exposition; the other is well acted but as dull as your grandmotherís house.

The Great Gatsby: Movie Review

We hazed our newest film cricket by making him see the new Gatsby. He describes it as a useful tool for seducing fourteen year old girls, Welcome aboard!