The Lighthouse

Release: Friday, October 18, 2019 →Theater Written by: Max Eggers; Robert Eggers Directed by: Robert Eggers In 2016 Robert Eggers transitioned from production designer to director. Even then it was clear he was a filmmaker with uncommon confidence and intelligence, concocting a truly unsettling period piece in the supernatural horror The Witch. His experiences designing the look andContinue reading “The Lighthouse”

Hacksaw Ridge

Release: Friday, November 4, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Andrew Knight; Robert Schenkkan Directed by: Mel Gibson Unlike the hero at the heart of Mel Gibson’s first directorial effort in a decade I went into battle fully protected by a weapon: my overactive imagination. Turns out, psychological preparation is kind of necessary as you enter the gauntlet of Hacksaw Ridge‘sContinue reading “Hacksaw Ridge”

Baskin

Release: Friday, March 25, 2016 (limited) [Vimeo] Written by: Can Evrenol; Ogulcan Eren Akay; Cem Ozuduru; Ercin Sadikoglu Directed by: Can Evrenol This review is my latest contribution to Mr. Rumsey’s Film Related Musings. It’s another underground foreign film that I have heard few, but interesting, things about and I’d like to thank James for the opportunity toContinue reading “Baskin”

TBT: Saving Private Ryan (1998)

In trying to keep with a theme for this month’s batch of TBT’s, I have failed. 😦 I kind of put myself in a bad spot by opening the month (and the year) with Arnie’s disastrous adventure involving Armageddon in End of Days, a film I didn’t really feel comfortable with “associating” with any others asContinue reading “TBT: Saving Private Ryan (1998)”

The Purge: Anarchy

Release: Friday, July 18, 2014 [Theater] The Purge: Anarchy offers you yet another chance to let it all out with a second blood-splattering of twisted social commentary. Instead of running around blindly inside a house defending ourselves from masked invaders as we had done only last summer with the Sandins, now we band together with several nondescript characters in theContinue reading “The Purge: Anarchy”

TBT: Saw (2004)

Returning to my self-imposed hell by revisiting effective horror films from back in the day, we move onward through October rather painfully. (And of course this month would have FIVE Thursdays in it.) Still, at least today is a film that A) I’m far more familiar with than the previous entry and B) I actuallyContinue reading “TBT: Saw (2004)”

Blackfish

Release: Saturday, January 19, 2013 (limited) [Theater] Somehow, that scene towards the end of Free Willy, where the captive orca soars through the air over Jesse and over the rocky causeway in a single symbolic act of escaping to freedom — yeah, that doesn’t seem so moving anymore having sat through a documentary about the inhumane treatmentContinue reading “Blackfish”