Author: Rob Kirchgassner

The Birds (1963)

Unlike Halloween and Christmas, there really aren’t many movies which revolve around Thanksgiving. Sure, we have the classic comedy Planes, Trains, and Automobiles as well as (of course) A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and Garfield’s Thanksgiving. But overall, the holiday…

Fatal Attraction (1987)

The recent backlash which began with allegations against notorious producer Harvey Weinstein is causing ripples throughout Hollywood, to say the least. This backlash has now affected once-respected thespians such as Kevin Spacey and Dustin Hoffman. While obviously a coincidence, I…

Top 5 (bad guy) movie sidekicks

Last time, I looked at heroic sidekicks from movies. Now, I’m going to take a look at 5 movie sidekicks that were anything but heroic. 1. Oddjob Granted, the James Bond series was already on its third movie (Goldfinger

Top 5 (good guy) movie sidekicks

Throughout history, both in real life and otherwise, there have always been those who seem to be, intentionally or not, subordinate to someone else. The slang expression that describes such a person is “sidekick”. In literature, such characters include Sancho…

Licence to Kill (1989)

Here now is the Licence to Kill review that I initially planned to write before Sir Roger Moore’s passing. If any entry in the James Bond series can be described as “polarizing”, it’s this one. Some love it for its…

Stephen King's It (1990)

With a new cinematic version of Stephen King’s 1986 novel It due to hit theaters in September, I thought I’d take a look at the previous adaptation of that classic novel: a miniseries which aired on ABC in the fall…

How influential are film critics?

Recently, director Brett Ratner claimed that the relative failure of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which his company RatPac Entertainment co-financed, can be solely blamed on the website Rotten Tomatoes. For those not in the know, Rotten Tomatoes…