100 Best Films of the 90s – Part 5 (#60-#51)

The 90s was one of my favorite decades for film, with the emergence of Quentin Tarantino, Richard Linklater, David Fincher, John Singleton, Paul Thomas Anderson and other less famous artists. It was a Renaissance for crime dramas as well, all seeming to stem from the success of GoodFellas and Pulp Fiction, and veteran blockbuster filmmaker Steven Spielberg proved to be one ofContinue reading “100 Best Films of the 90s – Part 5 (#60-#51)”

Margie’s Pride Guide: Film and a little TV

Happy Pride, everyone! What a glorious time of the year, not even 117 degree Phoenix days can keep a good queen down! Over the course of my life, I have seen well over 3,000 films and unfortunately only a small fraction of those films (and of all the films ever made) prop up LGBTQIA lifestyleContinue reading “Margie’s Pride Guide: Film and a little TV”

100 Best Films of the 90s – Part 4 (#70-#61)

The 90s was one of my favorite decades for film, with the emergence of Quentin Tarantino, Richard Linklater, David Fincher, John Singleton, Paul Thomas Anderson and other less famous artists. It was a Renaissance for crime dramas as well, all seeming to stem from the success of GoodFellas and Pulp Fiction, and veteran blockbuster filmmaker Steven Spielberg proved to be one ofContinue reading “100 Best Films of the 90s – Part 4 (#70-#61)”

2021 Movie Reviews: Army of the Dead / The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It / A Quiet Place Part II

Nothing great this week. Army of the Dead Zach Snyder seems to possess a weaker understanding of the human condition than maybe any other filmmaker working today. I mean, it’s almost impressive. One dimensional characters (not even, sometimes) speak at each other about nothing for long stretches of time, usually interrupted by thunderously loud, uninspiredContinue reading “2021 Movie Reviews: Army of the Dead / The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It / A Quiet Place Part II”

100 Best Films of the 90s – Part 3 (#80-#71)

The 90s was one of my favorite decades for film, with the emergence of Quentin Tarantino, Richard Linklater, David Fincher, John Singleton, Paul Thomas Anderson and other less famous artists. It was a Renaissance for crime dramas as well, all seeming to stem from the success of GoodFellas and Pulp Fiction, and veteran blockbuster filmmaker Steven Spielberg proved to be one ofContinue reading “100 Best Films of the 90s – Part 3 (#80-#71)”

100 Best Films of the 90s – Part 2 (#90-#81)

The 90s was one of my favorite decades for film, with the emergence of Quentin Tarantino, Richard Linklater, David Fincher, John Singleton, Paul Thomas Anderson and other less famous artists. It was a Renaissance for crime dramas as well, all seeming to stem from the success of GoodFellas and Pulp Fiction, and veteran blockbuster filmmaker Steven Spielberg proved to be one ofContinue reading “100 Best Films of the 90s – Part 2 (#90-#81)”

100 Best Films of the 90s – Part 1 (#100-#91)

The 90s was one of my favorite decades for film, with the emergence of Quentin Tarantino, Richard Linklater, David Fincher, John Singleton, Paul Thomas Anderson and other less famous artists. It was a Renaissance for crime dramas as well, all seeming to stem from the success of GoodFellas and Pulp Fiction, and veteran blockbuster filmmakerContinue reading “100 Best Films of the 90s – Part 1 (#100-#91)”

2021 Movie Reviews: The Killing of Two Lovers / Spiral / Those Who Wish Me Dead

Two duds and a stud. The Killing of Two Lovers This is a shining example of how effective a $30,000 budget thriller can be in the right hands. Writer/Director Robert Machoian skillfully supplements big budget effects with filmmaking technique and the result is not unlike the water-to-wine miracle John Carpenter achieved back in ’78 withContinue reading “2021 Movie Reviews: The Killing of Two Lovers / Spiral / Those Who Wish Me Dead”

2021 Reviews: The Human Voice / Mortal Kombat / Nobody / Willy’s Wonderland

I didn’t hate any of these movies. The Human Voice I don’t think any living filmmaker understands the human condition as well as Spanish auteur Pedro Almodovar, but his latest 30-minute short starring the impervious Tilda Swinton seems oddly out of place in his emotional juggernaut repertoire. What I mean is Pedro generally makes filmsContinue reading “2021 Reviews: The Human Voice / Mortal Kombat / Nobody / Willy’s Wonderland”

2021 Golden Shrimp Award WINNERS

WINNERS will be announced on Oscar Night, here is my salute to the best, worst and most ridiculous movies of the 2020 Oscar Season. *** – denotes winner Best First Film Nominees: The Assistant – Kitty Green The Father – Florian Zeller The Kid Detective – Evan Morgan Saint Maud – Rose Glass Shithouse –Continue reading “2021 Golden Shrimp Award WINNERS”