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65th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards Winners

The Motion Picture Sound Editors recently announced their winners for their 65th Annual Golden Reel Awards. 233 more words


The Thing: the Remake vs the Original

This week I watched John Carpenter’s The Thing and its 2011 companion for the first time. The Thing is a sci-fi horror flick from the 1980s, critically acclaimed, it is seen as one of the genre’s all-time greats. 579 more words


Sahib, Animals aur Main

It seems that Guru Dutt was quite an animal lover. (I glean this from the several books and articles I have read about him in my rapid discovery of the film-maker and the man.) Ok, perhaps not in the all-encompassing vegan mould, for he would oft go fishing (to Powai Lake) and hunting, apparently, in the nearby forests. 331 more words


Episode 19 - Terror Train in Vain

The golden age of 80s slasher cinema produced some interesting, if not great movies. In this episode, we buy a ticket for Terror Train, a 1980 Canadian-American production that slipped through the cracks of our adolescent viewing. 31 more words


Faces Places (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Agnès Varda and JR on the road

To be frank with you, Agnès Varda was not a familiar name to me even when I watched tons of movies during the 2000s. Although I managed to watch her second feature film “Cléo from 5 to 7” (1962), her notable works such as “Vagabond” (1985) were somehow out of my reach during that time, and I remained oblivious to her significant contribution to the French New Wave era until I came to learn about her two recent documentary films “The Gleaners and I” (2000) and “The Beaches of Agnès” (2008). 896 more words


Black Panther

Before heading in to see Marvel’s latest offering, I will admit to having been a bit worn out by the seemingly constant influx of comic book movies from both that studio and rivals, DC. 554 more words


Break On Through To The Other Side - Stargate (1994)

I seem to have been on a bit of a Kurt Russell kick lately. Just recently I wrote about The Mean Season, which starred Russell as a reporter who has to track down and confront a serial killer, and now it’s 1994’s… 819 more words