Paul Newman’s glorious cinematic career was brought to an end by a machine gun-toting Tom Hanks. “I’m glad it’s you,” he says to his imminent murderer during the rain-soaked finale of Road to Perdition. Of course, this sort of far-fetched rubbish (patiently waiting to be gunned down before paying a compliment to your assassin) can […]
Film Title3:10 To Yuma
Ben Wade and Dan Evans have a train to catch.
2 Hours 2 minutes, R for maiming stabbing and shooting Fair Value of 3:10 to Yuma: $14.00 : For the most part (Kate and Leopold the glaring exception), I’ve enjoyed almost everything that director James Mangold has made. This is a grim, desperate, suspenseful and deeply rewatchable western. TL,DR: Desperate rancher Dan Evans (Christian Bale) […]
Old Scream, new Scream, we all scream for no more Scream.
DirectorMatt Bettinelli-OlpinTyler Gillett
I know what you’re thinking- isn’t this Scream 5? I’m obligated to tell you that the official title of this movie is Scream. Yes, it is confusing. Yes, it is indeed the fifth movie in the Scream franchise and, yes, the other sequels did indeed have numbers in their titles. I actually thought this new […]
Film TitleThe Tender Bar
A coming of age story based on the best-selling book by J.R. Moehringer
The Tender Bar is a movie that is based on the blockbuster best-seller by J.R. Moehringer, published in 2005. This book contains the memoirs of J.R. and his experiences growing up with a struggling single mom, while chasing an elusive father, known only to him as a voice in the radio. This great best-seller is […]
Film TitleNever Take Sweets From A Stranger
A little girl dances naked in front of a town’s powerful stalwart in return for candy. Her parents aren’t impressed.
Some movies are way ahead of their time. Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom is a good example, a voyeuristic horror pic centering on a serial killer filming his victims’ last moments while stabbing them through the throat. People just weren’t ready for that kind of sicko shit in 1960, the revulsion apparently resulting in the revered […]
Well, we made it through another year. I think. It’s hard to tell. 2021 sure felt a lot like 2020. Maybe not quite the rotten asshole of a year that was 2020, but a lot of people sure tried hard to make it as bad. The Covid pandemic has now entered the fourth major infection […]
An English archaeologist and two companions stumble upon a lost city in East Africa. She is there.
Do you have a favorite little movie that somehow doesn’t get the recognition it deserves? You know, a flick that’s pretty much always met with scorn, lukewarm reviews and general disdain. Year after year you keep expecting the love to materialize, especially as there are so many filmgoers out there gushing over what can only […]
The nineties was the last great decade for movies. Here we had the likes of Goodfellas, Unforgiven, Pulp Fiction, Thelma and Louise, Fargo, Se7en, Silence of the Lambs and Schindler’s List while (as detailed below) those Limey bastards also coughed up a good few belters. Yes, terrific movies still get made post-2000 (e.g. Requiem for […]
Film TitleThe Outlaw Josey Wales
Josey Wales joins a Confederate guerrilla unit for revenge of the murder of his family. The ensuing bloodshed leaves him as an outlaw on the run.
Chief Dan George
The Outlaw Josey Wales is not just another Clint Eastwood revenge movie, but a unique Western that focuses on the continuing violence, hate and treachery following the American Civil War. Josey Wales is minding his own business as a sod-buster when a bevy of Yankee Redlegs unexpectedly show up to torch his spread and kill […]
A middle-aged man risks everything by pursuing a new brideÂ Â
Bo Derek is actually rated a Spinal Tap-esque 11 in this successful sex comedy but that still might be underscoring her. She looks sensational here and it’s not hard to see why George Webber (Moore) gets hit by an Apollonian thunderbolt as he mundanely waits in his open top Roller at a Californian stop sign. […]