Back in the Day: “Dead Calm” (APRIL ’89)

Back in the Day: “Dead Calm” (APRIL ’89)

Sometimes, things just come together, like a perfect storm. Never really understood that, but it’s convenient at the moment. In April of ’89, that’s kind…

Back in the Day: “Lean on Me” (March ’89)

Back in the Day: “Lean on Me” (March ’89)

Morgan Freeman owned 1989.  He appeared in four films that took home a total of seven Oscars, none of which were his despite his Best…

Back in the Day: “Her Alibi” (Feb. 1989)

Back in the Day: “Her Alibi” (Feb. 1989)

Back in the Day is a new feature where we take a look back at what came out this week, twenty five years ago. Few…

Back in the Day: “The Mighty Quinn” (Feb. 1989)

Back in the Day: “The Mighty Quinn” (Feb. 1989)

Back in the Day is a new feature where we take a look back at what came out this week, twenty five years ago.  In…

“Prisoners” (2013): W.W.J(ackman).D? (Review)

“Prisoners” (2013): W.W.J(ackman).D? (Review)

When the credits began to roll at the end of Prisoners, a teenage girl behind me said, “I’m writing a letter to someone because there…

“Martha Marcy May Marlene” (2011): Last name, Manson? (Review)

“Martha Marcy May Marlene” (2011): Last name, Manson? (Review)

What starts out like a peaceful, Quaker farmhouse somewhere out in nowhere turns out to be a quiet, isolated cult of about 20 men and…

Pick Six: Things I Never Want to See on Film Ever Again

Pick Six: Things I Never Want to See on Film Ever Again

I have ranted about remakes, spouted about superheroes, and screamed about sequels, but I have also admitted that they do have value.  There are, however,…

‘Escape from Tomorrow’ (2013): The Happiest Place on Earth? (Review)

‘Escape from Tomorrow’ (2013): The Happiest Place on Earth? (Review)

Jim White (Roy Abramsohn), a father of two and husband of one, wakes up on his family’s last day of a Disney vacation.  When he…

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