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Giving The DEVIL His Due Wednesday, March 1
Giving in to temptation after a recent viewing of the 1958 film version of Damn Yankees! I began thinking about the devil in Hollywood movies. Call him what you will …
GOLD Finger Wednesday, February 22
There’s no #Oscarssowhite controversy at this year’s Academy Awards, but there is plenty to talk about. Will La La Land waltz away with a record number of Oscars?** Will Denzel Washington …
SENIOR Moments Wednesday, February 22
As movie gods decree, two Swedish films with elderly gentlemen for unlikely protagonists, are now on home video. The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013) is a kind of …
Hot Rails to HELL Wednesday, February 15
Trains used to be a major means of travel in America, as well as a staple setting for movies — Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train and North by Northwest, Silver Streak (Gene Wilder, Richard …
Bound, Gagged & WOOED Wednesday, February 15
Seeing 50 Shades Darker could be best described by flipping one of the words in Eminem’s song, “Lose Yourself”: “Her palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy.” The …
American GIRL Wednesday, February 8
If you haven’t had a chance to see the recent HBO documentary about Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, Bright Lights, be sure to queue up at your local library or home video venue when it …
OUTLAW Country Wednesday, February 1
The decade of the ’80s, particularly the first half, was a bleak time for the American Western. Though a few good films were made (Tom Horn and The Grey Fox among them), audiences mostly stayed …
FLICKS ’N’ Kicks Wednesday, January 25
Is the next Werner Herzog, Kenneth Anger, Margarethe von Trotta or (gulp) Tyler Perry currently living/starving in Duval? The Jacksonville Short Film Showcase & Contest features winning films by …
Great DANE Wednesday, January 25
Since 1975, there have been at least six feature films (and more than a couple of TV movies) titled Deliver Us from Evil, the latest being a 2014 horror film from Scott Derrickson, writer and …