Sully, the latest masterpiece from Clint Eastwood, was a near perfect film. Even though everyone in the audience already knew the outcome, most viewers were still riveted in their seats, mesmerized by what they were seeing on the screen. Tom Hanks was magnificent as Sully, perfectly reflecting his courage, quiet confidence, compassion, and his agonizing […]
The story of Chesley Sullenburger, who became a hero after gliding his plane along the water in the Hudson River, saving all of the airplane flights 155 crew and passengers.
Film TitleLeon: The Professional (1994)
I was going through my DVD collection, trying to find some really top-tier movie that my friend had not seen and we came upon Leon: The Professional, a great choice. It is really hard to go wrong with one of the best movies ever filmed. To say that this masterpiece is criminally underrated and underappreciated […]
Film TitleYoung Frankenstein
Mel Brooks knocks it out of the park with huge knockers and riotous hilarity.
It is no secret that comedies are a genre of movies that are overlooked, underestimated and treated with a yawning disdain by many reviewers and moviegoers alike. Reading any Top (Whatever) list of the Best Comedies of all time will reveal a swath of disagreement, if not downright hostility over the inevitable picks and omissions.Tastes […]
Finally, a list without Jimmy Carter.
Film TitleThank You For Smoking
Make your own choice about killing yourself
Wm. H. Macy
Few people on this planet know what it is to be truly despised. Can you blame them? I earn a living fronting an organization that kills 1200 people a day. Twelve hundred people. We’re talking two jumbo jet plane loads of men, women, and children. I mean, there’s Attila, Genghis..and me, Nick Naylor. The face […]
Film TitleThe Witch
A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.
Sitting through The Witch, and long after it finished, I grappled with my reaction hoping to articulate it into a verdict, weeding out customary knee-jerk biases only for resignation to eventually set in. A second viewing was in order. Although it was one more borne out of pure enjoyment, rather than a needy reassurance, for […]
Sex Memories: The only worthwhile wreckage from a dramatic split are those moments, etched in your gray matter, of tangled limbs, colliding…
Film TitleEl Topo
Midgets and cripples die horribly in this Western Classic
The monotony and absurdity of its final hour is just about enough to chase away the good feeling achieved by the bloody, perverted beginning.
Why I’m A Free Speech Absolutist Americans pretty much believe in our First Amendment. Unlike many others in the West, a shrinking majority of us think you should never go to jail for writing a book or sharing a picture of some graffitior getting heated up on Twitter. Score one for us. USA! USA! But […]