Category Good movies

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 […]

It Comes at Night

Major spoilers ahead. It Comes At Night is uncomfortable. No other way around it. It isn’t particularly scary, but it’s as uncomfortable and unnerving as the scariest movie, and perhaps more so. So doesn’t that make it horror? I’d say so. A different kind of horror. No monsters, really. Except ourselves. Perhaps. IMDB user Joshua […]

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 – […]

Spooky time again

A crisp chill brushes up against your spine in the long shadows. The golden October sunlight rapidly turns purple and the night settles upon us again. Your back tightens and your shoulders shudder as a rustle behind you seems personal, stalking, creeping closer… I love Halloween and the horror film season is back! My regular […]