Before Roger Ebert started using his opposable thumbs to give films the old pollice verso, he was putting them to typewriter as a critic for the Chicago Sun-Times—oh, and scripting this banger of a surprise satire for 20th Century Fox alongside the breast man in the business, Russ Meyer […]
If the 1960’s gave birth to civil rights, then the following decade provided the fallout.
By the time the Vietnam War came to an end in 1975, the counterculture movement had all but dissolved, but American society had changed irrevocably, giving birth to a generation with different beliefs and aspirations. Citizens were unwilling to advocate war based on patriotism alone, and for many the Catholic church would become an outmoded burden […]
If the devil existed here on Earth, what exactly would he do and how would he set about doing it? That is the central theme of Taylor Hackford’s 1997 thriller The Devil’s Advocate, which has kind of fallen off the radar in the years since its release for reason’s that are understandable . . .
Back in 1991, director John Singleton single-handedly changed the face of cinema.
Not only did his sociopolitical drama Boyz n the Hood earn the 23-year-old the accolade of becoming both the first African-American and youngest person to receive a Best Director […]
Flatliners could have been so much more. In fact, in the hands of someone like an early David Cronenberg, it may have been a veritable masterpiece.
The movie’s concept is quite brilliant: four medical students set up an experimentation lab after hours and induce death with the aim of gaining some kind of grasp on the nature of the afterlife […]
In many ways Fargo is the star of Fargo. So detached from the savagery of modern life are its people that their salt-of-the-earth simplicity comes across as quite bizarre, and when contrasted with the stark and often brutal violence […]
When it comes to plot lines, you would be hard pressed to find one as improbable as that featured in Soldier Boyz.
Not only are the film’s events about as detached from reality as The Naked Gun, its characters are just as trite and predictable, so hammy that you sometimes forget this is an action movie and not a straight-up spoof […]
As a movie, The Dead Zone is not without its flaws, but it proves extremely relevant in regards to today’s political climate. Although not as high profile as many other Stephen King adaptions […]
Almost thirty years have passed since the release of John Singleton’s controversial drama, and the movie has lost none of its power. In fact, it is hard to imagine a film of its nature existing in today’s censored climate […]