Category Favorite movies

Covenant with an Alien devil

Okay guys, you owe me an apology. All of you. Every last one of you owes me an apology and I’m not going to shut up about it until you deliver. Each and every one of you. Alien Covenant has been collectively disparaged by critics new and old to the point I gave up on […]

Laughter and tears on a Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon may just be the second greatest film ever made (Ghost is the greatest film ever made). Dog Day Afternoon can be summed up in three letters. Okay maybe six. SMH and likely OMG. Every time I view Dog Day Afternoon I spend the first three quarters of the film shaking my head, […]

Three Days of the Condor

Is there film that captures the essence of “our government is doing things we don’t know about” in a real world, tangible way like Three Days of the Condor does? “What if there is a CIA inside the CIA?” Three Days of the Condor feels as real and relevant now as it must have in […]

In Love with In Bruges

I didn’t have a clue what to expect from In Bruges. I didn’t even know what that meant! Luckily, I wasn’t alone, as the character voiceover in the opening minutes admits he too has no clue what Bruges is. Turns out it’s in Belgium. Now we know. There is so much going on here it’s […]

400 Days

Is it just me or were the last few years particularly great for science fiction fans? Last week I viewed and wrote about Arrival, and this week brings 400 Days, a mind bending psychedelic head trip of a genre mashing success. You wouldn’t know if it you blindly went by the folks reviewing at IMBD, […]

In celebration of the Arrival of an excellent film

I have to hand it to Netflix for once. I don’t generally get much use out of their predictive algorithms, but when Arrival was suggested for my DVD queue I took the bait and am very grateful I did. I hadn’t heard of the film before so I went into it my favorite way – […]

Not letting it go

I no not forgive. I do not forget 😉

Powaqqatsi

Short review of Powaqqatsi. See it if you somehow haven’t already. I finally saw it a few months ago and it haunts me to this day. So beautiful is the music. The scenery is powerful. And that really moving music from the finally of The Truman Show is actually from this, so there’s that… It’s […]

Double Down on the pure Breenius

Double Down is probably the greatest film ever made. Seriously. Except for maybe Neil Breen’s other films. Using no small amount of stock footage and free-use music, Neil Breen manages to capture a nightmarish, tortured reality in such a way as only the greatest of filmmakers could ever hope to achieve. Neil Breen stars in […]

The Miracle of Mothers

In this post I hope to share with you, gentle reader, why I chose who I chose to write about for my Mother’s Day post. First, I’ll give credit to some honorable mentions: Donna Reed’s Mary Hatch in It’s A Wonderful Life certainly came to mind, but her role in that film really emphasizes her […]