FATA MORGANA

  The key to understanding Werner Herzog, and this film in particular, is the DVD commentary track. Although I rarely listen to commentaries anymore, I always listen to a Herzog commentary because the man is brilliant, entertaining and nuts. Plus, he doesn’t shy away from tackling his own material in a very direct way. On […]

THE EVIL THAT MEN DO

What can be said about a film that features a shuddering, sweaty, naked man before the opening credits are even finished?

CONAN THE BARBARIAN

Conan hates animals. People, too.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

Let me be clear about this right now; if I had seen Friday Night Lights two months earlier, it would have been on my year end 10 Best List.

HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG

Fascinating, brutal, moving, surprising–human.

IN AMERICA

Critics will tell you that Jim Sheridan’s In America is one of the best films of the year…

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK REVIEW (1981)

You really don’t want to fuck with Snake Plissken.

COBRA

First of all, Sly Stallone spends the entire movie wearing the sort of sunglasses worn by Rob Halford in at least a half dozen Judas Priest videos. Add to that a group of terrorists who gather in a swimming pool…

FREEWAY II: CONFESSIONS OF A TRICKBABY

He could stop there, but then he throws in a child molesting, transvestite, cannibal nun.

THE HOURS

Rug-munchers of the world, unite!