More stories

  • in

    ‘Mad Max’ is the beginning of the end of the world

    It has been written and said countless of times before, therefore there is little point in avoiding the obvious. George Miller’s 1979 surprise hit Mad Max not only provided a new subgenre of thriller, the post-apocalyptic thriller, a stunning shot in the arm, it also helped pave the way to stardom for its lead actor, Mel Gibson. More

  • screenshot from Se7en
    in

    The Definitive Movies of 1995

    10. Waterworld Directed by: Kevin Reynolds It could be the flop of all flops. At the time, “Waterworld” was the most expensive film ever made. Starring Kevin Costner, “Waterworld” is a science-fiction/fantasy film taking place roughly 500 years after the polar ice caps melted in the beginning of the 21st century, effectively covering the entire […] More

  • screenshot from To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar
    in

    The Definitive Movies of 1995

    The 1990’s introduced the world to Quentin Tarantino, saw the creation of the NC-17 rating, and began the slow call toward fully computer animated films. It began the slow (still slow) movement toward a more diverse industry, with the first African-American director earning an Oscar nomination (John Singleton for “Boyz in the Hood”). And the […] More

  • in

    ‘The Expendables 3’ lands more punches than it misses

    The Expendables 3 Directed by Patrick Hughes Written by Sylvester Stallone, Creighton Rothenberger & Katrin Benedikt   Family themes are getting a good workout in action movies lately.  From the ragtag team of outlaws in Guardians of the Galaxy to the Pizza Hut dream-team in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, filmmakers need us to know that […] More

  • in

    No Country for Old Men Who Kick Ass

    What proved the saving grace to the careers of these action stars – and also a way to turn the self-caricature, normally a loss, into a win – ended up getting bigger than just any one of them. It gave them a moment of relevance to get some action films of theirs made, but it won’t last long. More

  • in

    The Definitive War Movies: 50-41

    With Memorial Day a week ago and Independence Day fast approaching, it seemed fitting to look at the history of war films from the world (I’m American, after all – though this site originates in Canada). So, as we move through the list, the important aspects to remember: first, these have to take place during […] More

  • in

    The Definitive Religious Films: 10-1

    And here we are. The day after Easter and we’ve reached the top of the mountain. While compiling this list, it’s become evident that true religious films just aren’t made anymore (and if they are, they are widely panned). That being said, religious themes exist in more mainstream movies than ever, despite there being no […] More

  • in

    ‘Tequila Sunrise’ is a sexy, luscious trip down memory lane of great 1980s filmmaking

    Tequila Sunrise is a product of an era when studios gave opportunities to filmmakers to make intelligent and entertaining adult movies. Law enforcement, drug dealing, romance and ‘bromance’ but without contemporary’s cinema’s reliance on epic scale or pedestrian attempts at grit. Robert Towne’s film is sexy but not gratuitously so. It is smart but not head scratch inducing. It is adult but actually fun but in a mature kind of way. In essence, it is noir but in living colour. More

  • in

    ‘Machete Kills’, the newest feature from filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, releases a full trailer

    The 2007 Grindhouse double feature from filmmakers Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino came with the added bonus of numerous trailers for then-fake features between the two films. Many fans of Rodriguez were excited to subsequently learn of the filmmaker’s plans to expand his contribution, Machete, into an actual film, made in the same style as […] More

Load More
Congratulations. You've reached the end of the internet.