Young Frankenstein

Film Title

Young Frankenstein

Synopsis

Mel Brooks knocks it out of the park with huge knockers and riotous hilarity.

Director

Mel Brooks

Cast

Gene Wilder
Peter Boyle
Terry Garr
Marty Feldman
Madeline Kahn
Gene Hackman
Cloris Leachman
Kenneth Mars

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 […]

Great Cocksmen of the American Presidency (Who Are Not Bill Clinton)

Finally, a list without Jimmy Carter.

Thank You For Smoking

Film Title

Thank You For Smoking

Synopsis

Make your own choice about killing yourself

Director

Jason Reitman

Cast

Aaron Eckhart
Maria Bello
Cameron Bright
Adam Brody
Sam Elliott
Katie Holmes
Bobby Jay
David Koechner
Rob Lowe
Wm. H. Macy
J.K. Simmons

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 […]

The Witch (2015)

Film Title

The Witch

Synopsis

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.

Director

Robert Eggers

Cast

Anya Taylor-Joy
Ralph Eneson
Kate Dickle
Harvey Scrimshaw
Julian Richings
Sarah Stephens

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 […]

The ABCs of Breakups

Sex Memories: The only worthwhile wreckage from a dramatic split are those moments, etched in your gray matter, of tangled limbs, colliding…

EL TOPO

Film Title

El Topo

Synopsis

Midgets and cripples die horribly in this Western Classic

Director

Alejandro Jodorowsky

Cast

Alejandro Jodorowsky
Midgets
Cripples
Whores

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

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 […]

GRIZZLY MAN

Film Title

Grizzly Man

Synopsis

Watch Timmy Treadwell feed a bear

Director

Werner Herzog

Cast

Tim Treadwell
Arnie Hugueanard
Werner Herzog

We love bears.

CINDERELLA MAN

Film Title

Cinderella Man

Synopsis

A washed up and hungry boxer becomes a champion.

Director

Ron Howard

Cast

Russell Crowe
Renee' Zellweger
Paul Giamatti
Craig Bierko
Bruce McGill
Paddy Considine

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.

THE ABCs OF GUN CULTURE

  This is my rifle, this is my gun. This is for fighting, this is for fun. Gun Culture in America Ammosexuals The first time I saw this term was here, describing a stupid, but dangerous group of needle-dicked men (and women) whose paranoia at having a brown-skinned man in the White House has led […]