Recent posts tagged movies


2020


Pointblank

'At Close Range', 34 years later -- and on the telling of stories about those with doomed lives.

Blade Runner 2049

A blueprint for how to do the impossible -- namely, follow up a classic: give it to another artist of vision and stand back.

I Liked The Movie Better. No, Really.

Sometimes adapting something, as one form of remaking it, can do it a favor.

The Maltese Dafoe

Fantasy casting for a film that never was.

Still Waiting For Blu, 2020 Edition

Apropos of nothing. A rundown of some favorite movies of mine that have yet to enjoy a physical HD reissue.

The Burden Of Being Enthusiastic

I'm way behind on everything these days, and the biggest reason for that is there's just so much more of everything. But it's no crime to miss out, is it?

2019


Russell's Folly

Ken Russell's "The Devils": not quite bad enough to be funny. But still awful.

2001: A Space Odyssey

Fifty years later, one of the greatest films ever made has scarcely aged a day in the ways that matter

Big Ticket Items

More on popular culture as a bad model for creator culture.

The Last Great Special Effect

It's sheer human effort.

The Firstest With The Mostest

If remakes are trash, it's because the true potential of such a project is not the motive.

The True(r) Story

On the fictions of the "true story" style of moviemaking.

2018


The Kid In The Window Stays In The Picture

On reading Scorsese talk about Scorsese.

Catching My Eye (2018-12-10 Edition)

Stuff I'm looking out for, anticipating, and recommending.

Liquid Sky

The original new-wave (maybe also no-wave?) film, with its blaze of low-budget images, mixes cheesy science fiction, grimy bohemian drug tragedy, psychedelic experimentalism, and no-budget arthouse drama

A Second Life On Video

Movies have more second lives than ever, but only because they barely have first ones.

But Will It Play For The Over-21 Set?

How different a standard should we have for works aimed at younger audiences vs. those aimed at "all" audiences?

The Lift

A dopey dud: a mix of satire and horror that doesn't manage to be either funny or scary.

57 Channels Redux

And still nothing on.

Player Zero

On why books need to be written to be books, not film pitches-to-be.

2017


Justice League Repair Shop

Why was 'Justice League' only okay instead of epic? How could it have been made epic? Here's my plan.

Just Us

On 'Justice League' itself. Beware spoilers.

Half A League Onward

My 'Justice League' theory is bust-ice league. But that's a good thing!

A Reason, Not An Excuse

Creative motives matter.

The Justice League Project(ion)

If my theories about the movie prove wrong, I can make hay from them. I've done it before.


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