My 10 Favorite films of All Time (2022)

My 10 Favorite films of All Time (2022)

The very idea of a 10 best list is basically a snake eating its own tail.  You’re a critic offering a critical view of your favorite films at the risk of being criticized.  There is no possibility to ever offer up a list that could make everybody happy, so the value of such an exercise […]

| June 14, 2022
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Mad God (2022)

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Mad God (2022)

I don’t know what to do here. I just spent an hour and twenty-three minutes beholding Phil Tippett’s Mad God, an ugly, unpleasant dystopian nightmare from which I exit the other side feeling unclean and confused.  However, given it’s pedigree, particularly the fact that Tippett – The Oscar-winning special effects wizard who worked on everything […]

| June 11, 2022
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I’m Charlie Walker (2022)

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I’m Charlie Walker (2022)

I’m Charlie Walker opens with the text “Based on a True Story.”  Since I’ve never heard of Charlie Walker, this means nothing to me.  And since this movie never seems to have any relation to anything in real life due to the fact that the filmmaking and the performances feel like bad stage acting, it […]

| June 10, 2022
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Eiffel (2022)

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Eiffel (2022)

I doubt whether there is one single monument that can represent the culture of one city as The Eiffel Tower.  It is as much a part of the city of Paris as baguettes, bicycles and bal musette music.  It is even integral to one of the famous of movie clichés, that it can be seen […]

| June 6, 2022
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They’re (still) Heeeere!: ‘Poltergeist’ at 40

They’re (still) Heeeere!: ‘Poltergeist’ at 40

Steven Spielberg doesn’t talk about Poltergeist for reasons that I can only speculate. The last time that I recall that he even mentioned the film was on an AFI special 20 years ago in which he dismissed any suggestion of subtext by saying “Poltergeist was just meant to be a rollercoaster ride. I wasn’t trying to do […]

| June 4, 2022
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Interceptor (2022)

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Interceptor (2022)

Netflix action thriller Interceptor t is a movie that just needs to calm down for a second, take a breath and start over.  Matthew Reilly’s debut feature throws so much at you so fast that you feel overwhelmed in the first 10 minutes and that is not to positive effect.  This is an action movie that takes […]

| June 3, 2022
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A Chiara (2022)

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A Chiara (2022)

A Chiara from filmmaker Jonas Carpignano is an Italian-language drama that bears an interesting idea.  In the midst of teen angst, confusion, changes and discoveries, what would happen if added to that was the revelation that your father was a wanted criminal?  What would be your emotional state?  How would it hit you psychologically? You […]

| June 2, 2022
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Emergency (2022)

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Emergency (2022)

It would not surprise me if Carey Williams’ Emergency somehow found itself among the year’s Best Picture nominees next January. I know, I know.  That’s a bold statement, but I want to make sure that I’m not misunderstood.  It’s not that I think that Emergency is a grand achievement or anything.  I think its a very good film […]

| May 28, 2022
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