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Spotlight On: Lon Chaney

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When he accepted his Golden Globe for Best Director, Guillmero del Toro name dropped an actor who many revere as the first monster of filmdom, Lon Chaney. Those who are not well versed… Continue reading

Top 100 Acting Performances of the ’00s (40-21)

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40. Gene Hackman – The Royal Tenenbaums 3 years from retirement Hackman gives one of his best performances as Royal Tenenbaum, the hipster douche-bag absentee father of the Tenenbaum clan. Hackman and comedy… Continue reading

The MCU Ranked: ‘Agent Carter’ (Season 1)

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Showrunners: Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas and Chris Dingess Heroes: Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) Villains/Support Cast: Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy), Jack Thompson (Chad Michael Murray), Daniel Sousa (Enver Gjokaj), Roger Dooley (Shea Whigham), Howard Stark (Dominic… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Lady Bird’

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Director: Greta Gerwig Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet Plot: Christine, who prefers to be called ‘Lady Bird’, is approaching the end of school. She’s unhappy with being… Continue reading

Review: ‘Darkest Hour’

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Director: Joe Wright Cast: Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill; Kristin Scott Thomas as Clementine Churchill; Lily James as Elizabeth Layton; Stephen Dillane as Edward Wood; Ronald Pickup as Neville Chamberlain; Ben Mendelsohn as… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Black Panther’

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***MOSTLY SPOILER FREE – MINOR PLOT ELEMENTS DISCUSSED*** Director: Ryan Coogler Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letita Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker,… Continue reading

Retro Review – ‘Tombstone’

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Ever since the heyday of the Western, there have been dozens of film adaptations of Wyatt Earp taking on the Cowboys at the OK Corral to bring order to the town of Tombstone.… Continue reading

Movie Review: The Cloverfield Paradox (2nd Opinion)

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Directed by: Julius Onah Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, and Chris O’Dowd Starring: The crew of a space station struggle with the reality distorting side effects of their attempts to solve an energy crisis. Review: Clover… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’

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Director: Julius Onah Cast: Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Debicki, Aksel Hennie, Gugu M’batha-Raw, Chris O’Dowd, John Oritz, David Oyelowo, Zhang Ziyi Plot: A space station housing a particle accelerator is on a mission to create… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Insidious: The Last Key’

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Director: Adam Robitel Cast: Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Spencer Locke, Caitlin Gerard Plot: A psychic who grew up suffering childhood abuse and hauntings now investigates hauntings along with a pair or… Continue reading