REview: Knock at the Cabin (2023) | Ludicrous Premise, Well-Executed

Usually having a ridiculous premise is a death sentence for most movies because if one thinks the main idea that undergirds it is stupid, then they don’t tend to head to the nearest theater to see if their initial impression was the right one. And M. Night Shyamalan’s Knock At The Cabin has a fairly […]

REview: The Fearway (2023) | Never Steps On The Gas

When I first saw the trailer for The Fearway I really liked it – what’s not to like about a mysterious black Dodge Challenger threatening a seemingly innocent couple? It’s the stuff horror movies are made of! – that is, till the trailer revealed the antagonist. That really bugged me because when movies do that […]

Jump They Say/Dune

The more I watch Mark Romanek‘s video for David Bowie’s Jump They Say the more I think he – or a director with a similar visual esthetic – should have directed Dune because there’s something really interesting going on with that video, a subtle unease and weirdness that the most recent reboot could have used. […]

Poltergeist REvisited (2015)

I’m trying to watch the reboot of Poltergeist (2015), by my reckoning one of the worst remakes ever made. Now to be sure I’m being a bit hyperbolic – after all, I haven’t seen every remake ever made never mind it’s well-assembled and a fairly competent production – but it bothers me on a visceral […]

The Dark Knight REvisited

Let’s be honest. Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight (2008), doesn’t hold up nearly as well as it perhaps should. Sure, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Christian Bale and Heath Ledger did well with the material but I’d argue that they’d also do well if they were reading from the telephone book. My problem with the movie […]

Ike Perlmutter Out At Disney!

Ike Perlmutter is out as head of Marvel Entertainment and let’s be honest, the real question is why it’s taken as long as it has. From his ties to Trump, his legendary penuriousness, sexism and most recently, backing an losing side in a proxy fight against Disney he’s a vestige of era that needs to […]

The X-Files: Culturally Speaking

According to the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Ryan Coogler (Black Panther, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) is going to launch a reboot of Chris Carter’s The X-Files, a series that ran from 1993-2018 and revolved around two FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) agents tasked with investigating weird and uncanny cases. The series had some great seasons, […]