All around auteur — he was a writer, director, producer and editor — Charles Vincent began his show-business career in regional theater as a director and stage manager in his native Michigan. He worked for the Yale Repertory and the Negro Ensemble Company before making his cinematic debut in 1971 with the adult film The […]
I saw a Twitter thread that asked, “What can I talk about for 30 minutes with no prep?” The answer, for me, is easy. Movies. Lots of movies. Get ready for 10 movies that I can, have and will go on and on and on about. 1. Yor Hunter from the Future: I basically started this […]
Oh those heady days of 1996, directly between Batman Forever and the movie that destroyed not only a franchise but nearly a genre, Batman and Robin. That said, the history of this movie goes beyond that. The Phantom is a newspaper adventure comic strip that was created in 1936 by Lee Falk, who worked on the daily […]
Confinement adds a bit of an intrigue to a slasher, whether it’s the high gate in Hell Night or the dreamscape of A Nightmare on Elm Street. April Fool’s Day smartly employs an island to get more mileage out of its Ten Little Indians conceit. [Check out our accompanying April Fool’s Day podcast] A group […]
Director: Yorgos Lantimos Writer: Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara (Screenplay) Starring: Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone, Nicholas Hoult Plot: In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to […]
Scott Derrickson’s SINISTER is more than creepy, it’s an unsettling collision of the Gothic past and a modern world.