Tag Archives: film

In defense of an idea

I’m a defender of Prometheus – I admit it. I also confess to you it is not easy, really. The film on its surface is a ludicrous mess. My attraction to Prometheus is largely due to my own “fill in the blanks, ignore that, and that, that is really this, etc etc etc” filter through […]

Capricorn One won me over

  Capricorn One is everything I love about seventies movies. Great story, real feel acting, that sunny southwest gritty look… and plane chases! (Car chases are so boring yet so ubiquitous, but who can say with an honest heart they don’t appreciate a good plane chase in a film?) Characters that are moving and funny […]

Interstellar is Stellar

Interstellar is easily one of the most exciting and engrossing films of the year. For me, I think this is largely due to the immersive score of Hans Zimmer, which, to my ears at least, is at times heavily influenced by the Symphony #7 of Jean Sibelius (the finest of Symphonies ever written IMO). Watching […]

I Origins

I recently read Biocentrism, by Dr. Robert Lanza with Bob Berman, but this is not a book review – it is a film review. So why do I start off mentioning this book? Because both the book and the film walk a tight-rope between main stream “science” and “spirituality”. I use the quotations because these […]

The Rover

  I will start by quoting a fellow audience member at the completion of The Rover at a screening yesterday: “I just lost two hours of my life.” And now I want to state emphatically: I couldn’t disagree more. The Rover doesn’t give the viewer a lot up front. If you don’t read about it […]

Beyond The Black Rainbow is beyond trippy!

I had Beyond the Black Rainbow on my Netflix “My List” for a long time. Whenever I would scroll thru my list my reaction to the description given on Netflix would be something like “Why did I put this movie on my list? Oh yeah, looked like a nice blend of paranormal, psychological thriller with […]

Desire is the root of all suffering

Or so said the Buddha. I think he was right. If you desire for a movie to be good, it will suck, and you will suffer.  I recently had the opportunity to watch two more films on my ’70s horror trip down nostalgia lane. This morning I viewed the Italian Argento film Suspiria. I’ll cut […]

Old films rewatched

This post is really my post Halloween round up of what I watched this horror season, followed by some recent unspook-related viewings worth mentioning. The scary season started with The Conjuring. This movie scared the crap outta me. Everything was done right. Had a story, had context and real characters and that always effective “based […]

These things generally suck

Yet movies should not suck… http://www.theonion.com/articles/fans-of-green-screens-incredibly-fakelooking-thing,33323/ Where are we going? Are there alternatives?

Trance

Okay, why didn’t anyone tell me about Trance? How come I didn’t hear about this movie until I happened to be … uh, researching Rosario Dawson (researching?, yeah researching… sure researching her, uh… career to date… for a project I’m working on. Yeah, that’s it) and came across this film. Luckily, I was able to […]