Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Film Title

Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Synopsis

Indiana Jones battles Nazi’s for control of The Ark of the Covenant

Director

Steven Spielberg

Cast

Harrison Ford
Karen Allen
Paul Freeman
Ronald Lacey
John Rhys-Davies
Alfred Molina
Wolf Kahler

Tagline: The Return of the Great Adventure. Entire Story In Fewer Words Than Are In This Sentence: Indiana Jones hates snakes, and Nazis. In that order. Homoeroticism:  Basically nonexistent, I am sorry to report. There are a lot of natives dressed only in leather thongs chasing Indy (Harrison Ford) at the beginning, after he steals […]

Movies By Ezra: Decade To Decade Favorites

At the end of last year and the beginning of this one, there were a lot of Best Movies of the Decade lists going around online. As always, I was drawn in by the allure of pointlessly ranking movies and I participated, but it got me thinking about the bigger picture. What was the best […]

Deadly Prey (1987)

Film Title

Deadly Prey (1987)

Synopsis

Sadistic mercenaries kidnap people off the streets and release them at their secret camp. Much death and hilarity ensues.

Director

David A. Prior

Cast

Cameron Mitchell
Troy Donahue
David Campbell
Leo Weltman
Ted Pryor
Fritz Matthews

Tagline:  In Vietnam He Was The Best… HE STILL IS! Entire Story In Fewer Words Than Are In This Sentence: Mike Danton ain’t nuthing ta f’ wit. Homoeroticism: Where to begin… I am probably the first person in history to ever take notes on this particular movie, and no fewer than four pages of those […]

Top 10 Worst Movies of 2019

How? How could one person see this many terrible movies in one year? Was I perhaps stricken with some mysterious curse? The answer is much simpler: cinematic masochism. Yes, I spent last year seeking out the worst movies I could find every bit as voraciously as I sought out the best, as I do every […]

Ezra’s Top 10 Favorite Movies of 2019

As always, it is important to stress that this list is a compilation of my ten personal favorite movies of the year, and not necessarily the “best,” though I do consider the top three to be timeless, unassailable classics. The bottom three are, on the other hand, a few that I feel have not gotten […]

The Haunting Of Sharon Tate

Film Title

The Haunting of Sharon Tate

Synopsis

Sharon Tate is haunted by visions of her imminent demise

Director

Daniel Ferrands

Cast

Hilary Duff
Jonathan Bennett
Lydia Hurst
Pawel Szajda
Ryan Cargill
Ben Mellish

The Asylum is best known (infamous, really) for churning out lower budget, lower quality versions of the most popular Hollywood movies under intentionally confusing titles like Age of the Hobbits or Transmorphers (the latter of which actually has more in common with The Terminator and Matrix movies than with Transformers, in plot if not quality; […]

Parasite (2019)

Film Title

Parasite (2019)

Synopsis

The Haves and the Have Nots

Director

Bong Joon-Ho

Cast

Kang ho-Song
Yeo-jeong Jo
So dam-Park
Woo-sik Choi
Sun-kyun Lee

Until the night I saw Parasite, I had been struggling to decide what my favorite movie so far this year has been. There have been many contenders, from highly anticipated sequels like John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum and Avengers: Endgame to wild, weird arthouse flicks like Midsommar and Relaxer, not to mention the feature film […]

The Human Centipede III (2015)

Film Title

The Human Centipede III

Synopsis

Just one more reason to try to stay out of prison

Director

Tom Six

Cast

Dieter Laser
Laurence R. Harvey
Eric Roberts
Robert LaSardo
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister!
Bree Olson
Clayton Rohner
Akihiro Kitamura

As both of my readers might know, I work at an indie/art-house movie theater in New York City. What you might not know, and might even find surprising, is that that is the type of venue at which the pretty much universally reviled Human Centipede movies get their theatrical exhibitions. The first one was kind […]

Toning Down the Terror: Another look at Stephen King at the Movies

Few authors in the 20th century (or any time, for that matter) have been more frequently adapted for the movies than the favorite son of Maine, Stephen King. This Halloween season, I wanted to offer a look at some (not nearly all) of those movie adaptations and the ways in which certain elements were changed […]

Midsommar (2019)

Film Title

Midsommar (2019)

Synopsis

A trip to Sweden turns into a nightmare

Director

Ari Aster

Cast

Florence Pugh
Jack Reynor
Vilhelm Blomgren
William Jackson Harper
Will Poulter
Archie Madekwe
Gunnel Fred
Isabell Grill
Mats Blomgren

Ari Aster’s first film, Hereditary, had a trailer that was impossible to avoid for about six months leading up to its release. I must have seen it at least two dozen times. With every claim that it was the scariest movie to come along in decades, anticipation grew, and some degree of disappointment became more […]