Category Archives: Movies

Animal Kingdom on TNT is the Sunny, California Treatment

By | February 22, 2017

Animal Kingdom on TNT gives the dark Australian movie the California treatment replete with muscle cars, sunny beaches, surfing, and long-haired hunks. Throw in a heavy dose of criminal mayhem and this is a violent summertime joy ride behind the handlebars of a superbike or on top of a gnarly wave.  If that floats your boat, then Animal… Read More »

Miami Vice Movie Did Justice to the Sonny Crockett Legacy

By | February 7, 2017

The Miami Vice movie did justice to the legacy of the television series, in general, and that of Sonny Crockett, in specific, paying both due homage. Although some critics may have been less than impressed with this 2006 effort, and the general public possibly lukewarm, hardcore fans of the Miami Vice television series can find many things to like… Read More »

Tom Ford Directed A Single Man Before Nocturnal Animals

By | January 16, 2017

Tom Ford helmed A Single Man, his 2009 directorial debut, before the recently released Nocturnal Animals (2016), his second film as director. The designer aesthetic of Tom Ford pours through virtually every single frame of A Single Man.  Many of the shots during the movie look as if they were ripped straight from the pages of GQ magazine… Read More »

Film, A ‘Pitch-Dark’ Diorama, Explores Parallel Worlds

By | December 15, 2016

The film, A ‘Pitch-Dark’ Diorama, explores parallel worlds both real and fictional by examining a writer’s personal life and its effect on his characters. Alas, if it were only that simple.  Keep in mind this entire 2016 film, A ‘Pitch-Dark’ Diorama, is a creation, a work of fiction in and of itself.   A novelist is deep in… Read More »

Hunting Hitler on History: Bibliography for Armchair Sleuths

By | November 15, 2016

Hunting Hitler on History takes armchair sleuths from the ratlines of Europe to the hideouts of South America.  Here’s a supplemental bibliography. The following books have been read by yours truly and meet rigorous approval standards which include, but are not limited to, wild rides of excitement, intrigue, salacious details, strange men crossing Alpine passes by the dark… Read More »

The Megan Is Missing Movie Almost Takes Shock Gore Too Far

By | October 24, 2016

The Megan Is Missing movie almost takes hardcore, shock-torture gore, too far.  And you can delete the almost.  This is one sick, but effective, movie. This 2011 movie features campy, fake newscasts.  Headlines are punctuated repeatedly with exclamation marks.  Perhaps this is an effort to make the production appear not too real, especially in light, or dark, of… Read More »

Nola and the Clones, Written and Directed by Graham Jones

By | August 6, 2016

The thought provoking Irish film, Nola and the Clones, written and directed by Graham Jones, begs an interesting question.  Just who are the Clones?  Well, it may just be a matter of your point of view.  Soon after the beginning of the 2016 film, Nola and the Clones, you begin to get the drift that main character, Nola,… Read More »