Saturday, October 14, 2017

Hey, I Wrote A Thing!

The folks over at The Solute were nice enough to let me ramble on about Dave, its interestingly cynical fantasy feel and the terrible DVD menus it has, for their Year Of The Month feature on 1993!  I'm pretty happy with how this came out.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)

Jesus, what a nonsensical turd. About the only good thing I can say about it is that Alice gets brought
back from 4 and doesn't get killed off (I hate that trope). Dumb, cruel, shoddy looking and kind of mean.  Avoid at all costs, and here's hoping Nightmare 6 is somewhat better.

1989 - Written by Leslie Bohem and directed by Stephen Hopkins

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Mother (2017)

Mother may be my favorite comedy of the year. It’s essentially the haunted house and characters of Shirley Jackson and the kitchen sink emotional violence of Sam Shepherd whipped together into an over-the-top mix of creation and toxicity. There’s a lot here, from relationship problems to haunted houses to Michelle Pfieffer being awesome to a scary frog. It’s goofy fun.

Monday, September 11, 2017

All Through The Night (1942)

It runs a little long, but this is a really solid mix of comedy and gangsters action as a bunch of New York mobsters take on Nazi fifth columnists during World War II.  Excellent combination of dramatic and comedic actors like Conrad Veidt, Humphrey Bogart, Jackie Gleason, Peter Lorre and others make this a good little comedic thriller.

★★★ 1/2

1942 - Directed by Vincent Sherman.  Written by Leonard Speigelgass and Edwin Gilbert.

Monday, July 31, 2017