Black Widow (2021)

Two years. It has been nearly two years without a new Marvel film. And, finally, we get one that fans have been asking for for years. Black Widow stars Scarlett Johansson reprising her role as Natasha Romanoff aka the Black Widow. Taking place between Captain America: Civil War and Infinity War, Black Widow follows the titular character on the run from the United States government for violating the Sokovia Accords (the … Continue reading Black Widow (2021)

28. All About Eve (1950)

A seemingly timid but secretly ruthless ingénue insinuates herself into the lives of an aging Broadway star and her circle of theater friends. You know, I don’t think there will ever be a time where All About Eve will be irrelevant. In powerhouse performances from both Bette Davis (Margo) and Anne Baxter (Eve), All About Eve follows young Eve as she inserts herself into the life of … Continue reading 28. All About Eve (1950)

Films to Hold in HIGH regard

Have any of you ever watched The Matrix while high? How about Videodrome? Or even Godspell?  There is something completely different that occurs when watching a film under the influence of good ol’ Mary Jane. In some cases, I’m utterly lost within the first 10 minutes while in others I’m not only following along with the film, I’m absolutely enthralled by everything about it. In some cases, watching … Continue reading Films to Hold in HIGH regard

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)

The third installment in The Conjuring series leaves something to be desired. Easily the weakest of the three films, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It centers around the well known story of Arne Cheyenne Johnson and his murder defense of “demonic possession”. Unlike the previous Conjuring films, The Devil Made Me Do It is not a “haunted house” film like the others. This one, instead, focuses on … Continue reading The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)

29. Double Indemnity (1944)

An insurance representative lets himself be talked by a seductive housewife into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses the suspicion of an insurance investigator. To me, Double Indemnity is the quintessential film noir. Although, this film was made before that term had ever even been used. It has everything that a film noir should have: narration, a femme fatale, an air of mystery, dramatic lighting, fast dialogue, … Continue reading 29. Double Indemnity (1944)

Nobody (2021)

If you’re looking to watch a film that’s a good time with a solid plot and some fun characters, then absolutely watch the film Nobody. Written by the same man who wrote the John Wick films (Derek Kolstad), Nobody follows Hutch Mansell (Bob Odenkirk), a seemingly ordinary man who lives a seemingly routine life working in construction. When his house gets broken into, and his family’s lives … Continue reading Nobody (2021)

30. Apocalypse Now (1979)

A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god. As per usual with films about Vietnam, there is a lot to unpack here. Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now begins with footage of bombs going off, destroying the landscape while the lyrics “This is the end, beautiful friend” plays, and that’s just where the … Continue reading 30. Apocalypse Now (1979)