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Knives Out Is A Shoo-In

Two of my favorite films this year have been about the failings of generation wealth and the illusion of power. Ready or Not may have had one of the best endings of any film in its genre, delivered in such a satisfying and final way, a way left ...

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While most would argue that the most iconic American film genre would be the Western, the gangster film might be a close second. They share many of the same ideas—order vs. chaos, machismo as virtue, violence as the ultimate solution, etc. Our ... Read more


There’s a certain brand of comedians that insist today’s generation is unable to take a joke. That they’re too sensitive, too defensive, too serious. I’ve seen a lot of discussion about how this movie or that movie could never be made today and ... Read more


ScreenJunkies is one of my favorite YouTube channels. They love film and post a steady stream of pop-culture parodies, original series, and thoughtful commentaries including “Honest Trailers”, “Power Levels”, and “Movie Fights”. Read more

News & Notes

There are some movies that don’t need sequels. Despite the insistence otherwise by Hollywood franchise creators, there’s something to be said for a standalone film. Can you imagine a direct sequel to Raging Bull? A Jake LaMatta 2: Boxing Boogaloo? Read more


It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone. Read more

News & Notes

One of the drawbacks of reviewing film is that you see a lot of film. This seems counterintuitive, of course. I love movies. Still, when you watch a lot of them, you start to see the same ideas over and over. Repetition drives audiences to ... Read more




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