Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021)

Honestly, if you want to watch a film that will make you laugh and is just plain silly and ridiculous, then see this film. Written by and starring both Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar is simply a film about two friends from Nebraska who go to Vista Del Mar, Florida for a vacation after losing their jobs. They … Continue reading Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021)

33. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

A criminal pleads insanity and is admitted to a mental institution, where he rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest is considered, by many, to be one of the greatest films ever made. Directed by Milos Forman, the film stars Jack Nicholson as R.P. McMurphy, Louise Fletcher as the infamous Nurse Ratched, and Will Sampson … Continue reading 33. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

Notoriously Bad Films: Mommie Dearest (1981)

Where, oh, where do I begin?  Mommie Dearest is a biographical drama based on the memoir of the same name written by Christina Crawford about her mother, the famed screen legend, Joan Crawford, and the troubling relationship that the mother and daughter pair had. The film was directed by Frank Perry, a man who definitely did not have enough experience with actors to helm this … Continue reading Notoriously Bad Films: Mommie Dearest (1981)

34. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Exiled into the dangerous forest by her wicked stepmother, a princess is rescued by seven dwarf miners who make her part of their household. If you know anything about me, you know that Disney films are ingrained on my heart and have been since I was a small child, which you can thank my father for. But, I’ve never particularly had a love for this … Continue reading 34. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

His House (2020): Horror Through Trauma

Written and directed by Remi Weekes, in his directorial debut, His House is a harrowing horror film about a refugee couple who have escaped South Sudan and are trying to assimilate into the UK in order to, hopefully, gain citizenship and create a better life for themselves. All the while, they are being haunted by their past and by the fear of losing their culture and … Continue reading His House (2020): Horror Through Trauma

36. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

British POWs are forced to build a railway bridge across the river Kwai for their Japanese captors, not knowing that the allied forces are planning to destroy it. You know, I think the one thing that this film made me realize, more than anything, is that I have no grasp on how plastic explosives work.  Directed by David Lean and written by Carl Foreman and … Continue reading 36. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Notoriously Bad Films: The Master of Disguise (2002)

I really feel like I took one for the team here, guys.  For those of you that are blessed enough to not be familiar with 2002’s Master of Disguise, I envy you. This film, no doubt, was the nail in the coffin for Dana Carvey’s film career. Strike one is that the film was produced by Happy Madison Productions, a company that, at the time, was … Continue reading Notoriously Bad Films: The Master of Disguise (2002)

90s Flashback: The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

Talk about a well written film. The Talented Mr. Ripley, released in 1999, was written and directed by Anthony Minghella, based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith. The film starred Matt Damon as the titular Mr. Tom Ripley, Jude Law as Dickie Greenleaf, Gwyneth Paltrow as Marge Sherwood, Cate Blanchet as Meredith Logue, and the late great Philip Seymour Hoffman as Freddie Miles. The film follows Tom … Continue reading 90s Flashback: The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

Soul (2020) : A Small Step in the Right Direction

My hands covered my mouth and my eyes welled up with a of couple tears with the last line and shot of Disney/Pixar’s newest film, Soul. I don’t know what I had been expecting, but I at least should have known that this film would affect me emotionally, just like nearly every other Pixar film. Written by Pete Docter, Mike Jones, and Kemp Powers, and … Continue reading Soul (2020) : A Small Step in the Right Direction