Film critic James Agee wrote after seeing Preston Sturges’s The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944) that “the Hays office must have been raped in its sleep.” Indeed, it’s difficult to think of a post-code film that feels […]
The Fast and the Furious with snails. That’s how writer-director David Soren pitched Turbo, the latest release from DreamWorks Animation. And yes, the film is just that implausibly simple: gastropod Theo (Ryan Reynolds) yearns to […]
There is a scene in the first half of Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station (2013) that perfectly encapsulates the film. Oscar (Michael B. Jordan), a young black man stuck between a former life of crime and a new […]
Here are some cinematic potent potables to keep your day fresh.
I love The Kids in the Hall. The Canadian sketch comedy group, which rose to fame with their Lorne Michaels (Saturday Night Live) produced television show (1988-1994), embodies a unique blend of quirk and surreal […]
Jaws: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard (Expanded Second Edition, 2012) By Matt Taylor ISBN: 9781781163023 Titan Books September 2012 312 pages The introductory statement “Matt Taylor’s coffee table book Jaws: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard (Expanded Second Edition, 2012)” perfectly […]
William Holden was the king of the 1950s. In 1939, he made his debut in Golden Boy alongside his dear friend Barbara Stanwyck. Throughout the 1940s, Holden was absent from Hollywood while he served in […]
Director Guillermo Del Toro is an expert in the pastoral pastoral, telling fairytales that are set far beyond the reaches of urbanization. Ghosts and mythical beings hold sway over human action. Violence is utilized as […]