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 TitleThank You For Smoking
Make your own choice about killing yourself
Wm. H. Macy
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 […]
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.
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.
Two couples start the illegal casino after they destroying their daughters entire college fund.
Film TitleUnder the Skin (2013)
Mysterious woman seduces lonely men.
Lots of other dudes
While accurate, to dismiss Jonathan Glazer’s unorthodox alien sci-fi as enigmatic is a simplistic exercise in reductionism, but it is also the easiest to do. Though tangential, comparisons to 2001: A Space Odyssey were inevitable, they would prove only insofar as creative intent. What Kubrick sought to ask would ultimately eclipse what his epic attempted […]
Film TitleThe Nice Guys
At least Russell Crowe did not sing.
The Nice Guys was a highly rated (7.9 on IMDB and 70 with Metacritic) movie starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling. I was expecting an entertaining movie in the spirit of Lethal Weapon or 48 Hours , but what I saw was more to the tune of Dumb and Dumber. Dumb was a fat, […]
A radical in winter.
When planning your work is not enough
Despite being categorically different in tone, Nightcrawler is similar to Carancho in featuring cottage industries named in generic, often pejorative fashion. Except an honest assessment of Nightcrawler would do well without two things, to be fair: heaping plaudits on the performance by Jake Gyllenhaal, and; partaking in fanboy fuckery extended to a character that no […]