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A while back, one of my colleagues on this site wrote a nice retrospective about the three movies that comprise the Godfather series. The Godfather, released in 1972, is rightfully regarded as a classic that made stars out of…
Apparently, it’s June. I’m as shocked as you are; thanks to viruses, shutdowns, and widespread looting, I haven’t dared to go outside since Easter. While I’m sure someday movie theaters will reopen and once again the Agony Booth will be…
Over the course of his career, James Cameron has directed a total of 8 feature films thus far. The most successful of these was his last one, Avatar, which was for a time both the most expensive movie ever…
With Donald Trump now officially the third US president to be impeached, here’s a look at two movies that focused on events which came close to making him the fourth. Both of these films involve journalists from the Washington Post…
This is part of a series of reviews we’re calling Movies that Predicted Trump, where we discuss the films that foretold (in ways both large and small) the election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States. …
“Maverick then rejoins the battle and helps Iceman take out the remaining enemy planes, as totally happened all the time during the Cold War. AMERICA, YEAHHHHH!”
The 30th anniversary recap continues as we try to find out if Top Gun is still on top after all these years.
“I’m willing to risk it all to bring you this mini-recap, and find out if Top Gun is still on top after all these years.”
May you ride immortal, shiny and chrome. Also: Legally Blonde, Lily Allen, and approaches to objectification.
“The Fly actually managed to be superior to its ‘50s predecessor. This is because it drastically toned down the tongue-in-cheek elements seen in the earlier version.”
Is one of the movie's biggest plot holes an intentional metaphor for that uncomfortable time for boys and girls?
Tim Burton's brilliant film about making the worst movie of all time!
“This film has an even more misleading title than Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan.”
“For a film that talks about the importance of humanity and human survival, it shows shockingly little faith in it.”
“The second act is a prolonged science lesson with some first-year philosophy thrown in for good measure, albeit a visually stunning lesson with some good action pieces and special effects.”
“Despite the epic length, most of the cast will turn out to have existed to explore ideas or play second fiddle to the father/daughter relationship.”
The Lion King: it's a family movie. And that's a good thing! Ursa discusses Winning All The Awards, family vs. children's media, and universal themes.
“Unlike A Beautiful Mind, at least The Theory of Everything can admit that the husband and wife at the center of its story eventually got a divorce.”
“While a lot of people will see it due to all the awards and accolades it received in the last year, this is primarily a film made by a cinephile for cinephiles.”
“Granted, it’s far, far superior to the last meta-Bond film they tried (that would be Die Another Day), but it doesn’t have much of an identity of its own.”