For my money Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? and Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte are much more insightful to female rivalry and the pains of aging as a woman than Feud. Yes, they are campy thriller-horrors, but Baby Jane in particular knows all too well what it is about, and you can chalk that up to Aldrich, Davis and absolutely Ms. Crawford … Continue reading My Fantasy ‘Feud’ Film Fest
On inauguration day — “America: A Nation Reborn. Unemployment is at 1%. Crime is at an all-time low. Because one night a year, all crime is legal.” — I’m looking to purge. Continue reading The Purge: Inauguration Day
Christmas-in-Alternate-Realities Movies – holiday viewing recommendations! Continue reading Not Quite of this World Christmas Movies
I have been trying to shake off election season and move into holiday season… with zero success. I did find one little dose of dark-chocolate joy in John Madden’s MISS SLOANE, a MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON fantasy for our times. Continue reading Seasons Beatings
As I mentioned the other day, every October for the past 5 years or so, I’ve made it my mission to binge watch as many horror films as I can in that month… Continue reading More from my Horror-thon 2016
For the past five years I’ve made the month of October my personal horror film marathon. By now I’m kind of into the dregs and fringes, but I still managed to be pleasantly surprised this year. Some highlights… Continue reading My Personal Horror-thon 2016
Every year I teach Film History 101 to incoming freshmen, and every year I make sure they leave knowing who Robert Mitchum is. “Guys, you really do NOT know cool unless you know Bob Mitchum. He invented it.” Continue reading Robert Mitchum’s 99th Birthday!