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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, […]

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 […]

The scariest future of them all

In the vast archives of cinema there is no shortage of scary tomorrows. A Clockwork Orange explores a very personal, harrowing experience of one denizen of a bleak tomorrow. Its world is overrun with chaos and immorality. Big government bunglings produce no shortage of unfortunate outcomes in one failed attempt after another to fix what […]

The Gunfighter episode of The Twilight Zone

You might be wondering why I talk about and review films decades of years old. I’ll tell you. It’s because they’re good and worth talking about. They’re worth remembering. The Gunfighter from 1950 reminds me of The Twilight Zone. It is almost like an extended episode. You have the black and white, dramatically lit scenery. […]

Jacob’s Ladder

This one left me speechless (a babbling brook of mindless expletives aside). Part horror film, part war film, part government/military conspiracy coverup film, part supernatural thriller, Jacob’s Ladder hit me harder than a beat up old car driven by demons speeding down an alley right for me. There are several films here in this one […]

Cloud Atlas

Finally got around to seeing Cloud Atlas last week and frankly, I’ve been speechless since or I would have posted sooner. The film is not without some flaws, but by golly the concept alone is breathtaking. The execution left my head spinning. I can see why this did not do well in theaters. We are […]

Joe’s Tunes

Saw Joe recently. Loved it. But, more than just the great look and the drama of the story, listen to this one! Talk about underrated soundtracks – this one is phenomenal.  Whether you’ve seen Joe or not, give it (another) go while it’s streaming on Netflix – and listen to it! Love these: