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The Conjuring 2 – Movies Should Not Suck

Okay, it didn’t actually suck. Completely, anyway. I did not particularly care for the Saw franchise. I did not really like the Insidious franchise. Maybe I am not a James Wan fan… I loved The Conjuring so much I thought we were turning over a new leaf in modern horror. (See the relevant paragraph here.) […]

Jupiter, Queen of the planet

Ok folks, I’m back and I’m pissed. Again. I know it is award season – don’t bother me about that shit. Who cares? This post has nothing to do with the awards. Nor has it anything to do with any of the lousy movies I have watched, or tried to, recently, only to sink further […]

Devil gets a Pass

Devil’s Pass had been staring me in the face from my Netflix queue for a few months now. Admittedly it probably ended up there in no small part for its provocative cover image: I had almost no positive expectations for this film at all, so what follows is most certainly a result of the lack […]

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 […]