Kevin McCallister is a Sadistic Child (and Other Home Alone Observations)

In order to refresh my memory, I have watched both Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York and I can say three things with complete confidence: 1. Kevin McCallister is a sadistic child, who only gets worse over time, 2. Kevin’s father, Peter, has to be a member of the mob, and 3. After Lost in New York particularly, both Harry and Marv should be … Continue reading Kevin McCallister is a Sadistic Child (and Other Home Alone Observations)

Something Has Been Bothering Me For Literally Years.

There are so many things about the film The Santa Clause and the series as a whole that just makes no sense whatsoever.  I know what you’re thinking: “Kristen, it’s a Christmas movie. Most things don’t make sense in Christmas movies.” And to that, I say, you are correct. HOWEVER, The Santa Clause has so many plot holes, that I can’t look past them any longer and they … Continue reading Something Has Been Bothering Me For Literally Years.

37. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed. I so wish this film dove deeper than it does. The Best Years of Our Lives, directed by William Wyler and written by Robert E. Sherwood, only scratches the surface of what life for returning veterans.  All three veterans in the film are dealing with … Continue reading 37. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

That’s So 2000s: The Wedding Planner (2001)

There’s something very  specific about early 2000s romantic comedies. From the language to the situations to the questionable morals, you absolutely know when the rom-com you’re watching was made after 2000.  I watched The Wedding Planner for the first time, in full. And, honestly, I feel dumber because of it. Now, I’m a person who enjoys romantic comedies very much. I mean, When Harry Met Sally is one … Continue reading That’s So 2000s: The Wedding Planner (2001)

A Face in the Crowd (1957): Why This Film is Still Painfully Relevant 63 Years Later

A man rises to power by appealing to middle America only to become corrupt by corporations and politicians, and behind closed doors, badmouths all those that support him. Sound familiar? Surprisingly, no, this is not about our current political situation here in the United States. A Face in the Crowd is a film from 1957, written by Budd Schulberg and directed by Elia Kazan, and stars … Continue reading A Face in the Crowd (1957): Why This Film is Still Painfully Relevant 63 Years Later

90s Flashback: Total Recall (1990)

Honestly, I forgot how fun this stupid movie is. For those that don’t know, Total Recall is a 1990 science fiction film, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as Quaid, a construction worker who soon finds out that his life is not what it seems. The film also stars Sharon Stone as Quaid’s’ supposed wife, Lori,  Rachel Ticotin as Quaid’s real love Melina, and Ronny Cox as the evil … Continue reading 90s Flashback: Total Recall (1990)