I'm going to say a few words about a 1961 film, Master of the World, starring Vincent Price and a young Charles Bronson.
I want to say a brief word about what I call "integrity" in storytelling.
With focus and discipline we are going to knock out three quick film noir reviews.
I want to expand upon one or two points I touched on in my previous review of this cinematic travesty.
I'm going to expand, a little bit, on one or two themes I touched on in a previous book/movie review of The Da Vinci Code
We're going to take a quick look at a 1960 of the sci-fi genre, called Beyond the Time Barrier.
Let's say a few words about a 2018 release starring Will Ferrell and John C. Riley: Holmes and Watson.
We're going to say a few words about a 2002 theatrical release starring Tom Hanks.
We have some more film noir to talk about. But I'm afraid we have a lackluster effort here.
Let's say a few words about this year's X-Men release, "Dark Phoenix."
Let us briefly consider an ostensibly very silly film, which I ended up enjoying immensely despite myself.
Let's take a look at the last in the series of Alien films, Alien Covenant.
We're going to take a look a 2010 film release, with Billy Bob Thornton starring as a frustrated barber, who hatches a weird, extortionist scheme which might enable him to get into the newfangled, promising field of dry-cleaning.
Let's say a very few words about a film called "Yesterday," released this year.
Let's say a few words about an early Humphrey Bogart film: The Petrified Forest.
We're going to say a few words about Director John Carpenter's 1982 release: "The Thing."
I'm going to say a few words about the Guy Ritchie live-action remake of the original animated film and its subsequent follow up efforts in that medium.
I'm going to say a few words about a 1968 release, a police detective procedural starring Steve McQueen.
Let's take a quick look at a 1960s release, which takes us back to the time of England's King Henry VIII.
We're going to talk a little about a crime picture from the 1970s called "Chinatown."
We're going to take a very quick look at Finnish film, written, produced, and directed by Aki Kaurismaki.
I'm going to say a few words about another John Carpenter film, the 1981 release of "Escape from New York."
I'm going to say a few words about a 2016 film based on the game: Warcraft.
I'm going to say a few words about Director John Carpenter's 1988 release: They Live.
I'm going to do a quick rundown on four films from the 1950s and 1960s.
We are reviewing a "comedy" called Pineapple Express, starring Seth Rogen.
I am going to defend the act of Superman killing General Zod in "Man of Steel," the lethal fury of Batman in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice; and the treatment of the character of Joker in Suicide Squad.
I want to say a few words about parody, that is how I conceive and address the problem.
I want to briefly amplify a discussion I previously sprinkled through several movie reviews about what I call the "authentic comedy" in cinema.
Let us say a few words about a generally delightful study of friendship, in The Station Agent.
I want to say a few words about a superb television movie called Bonnano: A Godfather's Story.
I'm going to say a few words about a 2013 Kung Fu film, Ip Man: The Final Fight.
I want to say a few words about how I think Aquaman could have been made into a logically tighter, more interesting film.
I want to say a few words about two of my all-time favorite films, cinematic masterpieces, in my opinion, of sheer delight!
I'm going to say a few words about a comedy film, from the sixties, that, once again, shows how a comedy film is properly done.
I want to say a few words about, rather than "review," per se, Legion. I want to talk, very, very briefly about the movie that could have and should have been.
We're going to say a few words about the movie that could have been, rather than dwell too deeply upon the movie that, unfortunately, was.
We're going to take a quick look at the 2016 superhero film, "Dr. Strange," starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the titular role.
This is a twofer movie review: more film noir from the 40s and 50s.
We're just going to say a few words about the novel "Angels & Demons," by Dan Brown.
This will be what the Internet calls a "spoilery" discussion of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code: the book and the film it launched, starring Tom Hanks.
We're going to briefly discuss the gigantic missed opportunity that this film seems to have had in the palm of its hand, but let get away. This, unfortunately, leaves us with something generic, forgettable, and disposable.
Let's say a few words --- and I mean a very few words --- about a 1973 science fiction-ish, film called "Soylent Green," starring Charleton Heston, ably assisted by another big screen legend: Edward G. Robinson.
I mean to say a few words --- and I mean a very few words --- about two substandard offerings from the film noir genre: Little Caesar and The Sniper.
This is a movie review of a 1958 crime drama, "Murder by Contract."
This is another review of a film noir, those classic black-and-white crime films of the 30s, 40s, 50s, and early-60s.
This is a few quick words about the black and white crime drama, The Lineup.
I want to say a few words about a 1971 film called "The Panic in Needle Park," starring Al Pacino and Kitty Winn.
I mean to say a few words about a 2013 film starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman: The Identity Thief. I also want to ramble on a bit about the art of comedy in general.
This is a follow up to my previous essay: DC on Film: A Logical Incoherency. What if the suits had not panicked just because Man of Steel did not make a billion dollars-plus in worldwide ticket sales? A little "alternative history."
I want to say a few words about the Neil Simon film, from the 1970s, called "The Last of the Red Hot Lovers," and how this exemplifies proper comedy in film.
I am going to say a few words about two DC films: Man of Steel and Wonder Woman.
I am going to say a word about the DC Extended Universe on film, in the context of the business of cinema.
This is a spoiler-free review of the latest Melissa McCarthy triumph: The Happytime Murders.
I am going to quickly rundown five film: Hotel Transylvania 3; Incredibles 2; Ocean's 8; Ant-Man and The Wasp; and MIle 22.
I am going to talk a little --- a very little --- about a 2012 film: The Man with the Iron Fists.
I am going to talk, a little, about what I would like to see from a possible, upcoming Batman trilogy. I am giving my unasked for "two cents."
I am going to discuss Superman as a Christ allegory.
This essay is in response to a question posed by hubber, Grace Marguerite Williams.
I am going to defend Hayden Christensen's performance in the two prequels.
Today we're doing a quick review of the crime thriller, Criminal Activities.
Today we're considering a wild romp of a film, "Smokin' Aces."
Today we're going to consider two films together, Sin City and its follow up, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
As the title says, this essay is a sketchy comparison of the some of the works of Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft.
This is a short story about John Keep's proposal.
This essay is something of a critical appreciation of the ShowTime drama/crime story, "Billions" (Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis).
This is a movie review of the noir-ish crime thriller masquerading as a "spy" movie, called Bad Company starring Laurence Fishburne and Ellen Barkin.