Who among us hasn’t cited an RT percentage when trying to convince someone to see a movie? It’s easy and fast and has a good reputation. But two movies this year have exposed the flaw in the RT methodology: Ladybird (of the famous 100% rating) and Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi (of the […]Read More I’m Throwing Tomatoes At Rotten Tomatoes
I rolled off the assembly line in 1974. At the same time, a young Polish director named Roman Polanski, along with an exceptional scribe named Robert Towne and an American icon in the making named Jack Nicholson, gave birth to the classic called Chinatown. Many consider this Noir’s script to be flawless. Every line and […]Read More Chinatown
When last we saw the intrepid threesome of Fiona (Cameron Diaz), Shrek (Mike Myers) and Donkey (Eddie Murphy), a roaring wedding reception was underway celebrating the lead couple’s nuptials. As Shrek 2 opens, we are treated to Dreamwork’s pop culture re-imagining of the traditional fairy tale world. In particular, we get to see Shrek and […]Read More Shrek 2
The Boondock Saints, is a beloved action “cult classic”. At least that’s what the internet movie cognoscenti would have you believe. Having been raised on Schwarzenegger, Stallone, Van Damme and Seagal, I always appreciate movies where plot is incidental and explosions are essential. Especially when Ron Jeremy, legendary thespian, has a role. The Boondock Saints […]Read More The Boondock Saints: Cult…something?
Sergio Leone’s, A Fistful of Dollars, is the first of his famous western “dollars” trilogy. It was followed by For A Few Dollars More and concluded with The Good, The Bad And The Ugly. With this flick, Leone introduced the world to his innovative quick cuts and extreme close-ups. He pioneered these techniques decades before music […]Read More A Fistful of Dollars: Yojimbo West