Hush

Release: Friday, April 8, 2016 (Netflix) [Netflix] Written by: Mike Flanagan; Kate Siegel Directed by: Mike Flanagan What you don’t hear definitely can hurt you in Hush, Mike Flanagan’s second consecutive exploration of the human sensory system and how much we depend on it, especially in stressful situations. In 2013 Flanagan emphasized, even obsessed over visual stimuli, how one’s mindContinue reading “Hush”

The Hateful Eight

Release: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Quentin Tarantino Directed by: Quentin Tarantino Quentin Tarantino isn’t softening in his old(er) age. The Hateful Eight might be one of his most vicious pieces yet, an ode to the frankness of life on the frontier as filtered through the perspectives of some of the meanest, nastiest sumbitches this sideContinue reading “The Hateful Eight”

TBT: Fargo (1996)

Get the heck out of here, August. Take all your bad vibes with you. Not that this month has been a particularly bad one for watching movies, new and old alike. But, sheesh, would you just please get out of the way so the fall season can begin? And I’m looking forward to more thanContinue reading “TBT: Fargo (1996)”

The Homesman

Release: Friday, November 14, 2014 (limited) [Theater] Written by: Tommy Lee Jones; Kieran Fitzgerald; Wesley A. Oliver Directed by: Tommy Lee Jones Tommy Lee Jones is once again a man whose greatness knows no bounds as he stars in, directs as well as helps to write and produce this quietly fierce tale about Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank). Who’s that, youContinue reading “The Homesman”

The Drop

Release: Friday, September 12, 2014 (limited) [Theater] Fairly unsurprisingly, The Drop is a compelling modern entry into the gangster/crime genre. Tom Hardy. James Gandolfini. There’s something foregone-conclusion-y about pairing those names together and sticking them in a mobster flick. It’s likely to be damn good. Of course you’d be forgiven for not being taken with the relatively bland title. ButContinue reading “The Drop”

The Franco Files – #8

Welcome to September, and the eighth edition of The Franco Files! Still going strong here, folks. . .even despite my apparent inability to really get going on diving deeper into his filmography beyond the recent things that I have seen him in. Some fan, eh? I know, I know. Here’s me reaching. Today’s entry is notContinue reading “The Franco Files – #8”