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 […]
Film TitleYoung Frankenstein
Mel Brooks knocks it out of the park with huge knockers and riotous hilarity.
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 […]
Film TitleGrizzly Man
Watch Timmy Treadwell feed a bear
We love bears.
Film TitleCinderella Man
A washed up and hungry boxer becomes a champion.
The story of James J. Braddock is cut from the same cloth, and were it not for the factual record, we simply couldn’t believe it.