Thursday, January 31 2013
From classics to contemporary television, the typical titles and the surprising outsider choices, the year in home video was just as divisive, and delightful, as the rest of our meaningful media.
Monday, January 12 2009
Like comedy or music, one's choice in cinematic pleasure can be very personal - and very peculiar. Take this tantalizing list of shameful indulgences. You can argue over their artistic value, but their individuals rewards definitely speak to those who champion them.
Wednesday, September 10 2008
Like the sainted sigh of relief that comes after another shriek-filled All Hallow's Eve, November usually means the start of the 'nominate me' process for the proposed prestige pictures of 2008.
Monday, November 5 2012
The legendary monster is the quintessential Freudian nightmare that expresses “the return of the repressed”.
Monday, June 4 2012
Mother's Day is a decent post-millennial horror film that aptly exploits our new fears and anxieties spawned and shaped by the current economic crisis.
Sunday, October 29 2006
Even as he's dying of a cancerous tumor in his frontal lobe and so might have other things to think about, John holds fast to his self-image as moral instructor, not murderer.
Monday, October 31 2005
'Overkill' doesn't begin to describe it.
Friday, May 6 2011
If you’ve seen Charles Kaufman’s Mother’s Day, you know that loving mothers come in many forms. Now, Darren Lynn Bousman comes with a remake of the 1980 cult classic. A lot less scary, but still, not all moms will appreciate a ticket to the movie theater.
Tuesday, October 19 2010
Perhaps it's too soon in the career arc to write off some of these wannabes as less than meaningful maestros. As we wait, however, the void continues to grow...and grow...
Tuesday, July 27 2010
Perhaps it's unfair to judge one film based on the brilliance of another. But when the competition is between Repo: The Genetic Opera and Repo Men, the contest is over before the first round even begins.
Tuesday, January 20 2009
Vision is hard to come by in today's 'crank 'em out and count the pennies' Hollywood. Bankability and commercial viability often trump things like talent,