Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Jaws
  • The Shining
  • Halloween

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  • Halloween



    The imagery still haunts after all these years. The lunatics loose in the pouring rain. Those tall hedges. The shaking light in the wardrobe. The “Shape” that takes form in the dark background. Standing at the top of the stairs. Striding across the street toward the camera, toward Laurie Strode, knife glistening. Even in the daylight, the “Shape” walks among the people unseen but it watches them. The Boogeyman.

    The movie that invented all the tropes; the “now you see…

  • The Lair of the White Worm

    The Lair of the White Worm


    “Do you have any children?”
    “Only when there are no men around.”

    This is a forgotten little gem from Ken Russell featuring impossibly young versions of Hugh Grant and Peter Capaldi (who looks an awful lot like Harold Ramis in Stripes). It has a retro (for 1988) feel to it, either parody or homage to the Hammer Horrors of the Sixties or the Roger Corman/Vincent Price series of Poe adaptations where Amanda Donahoe is basically the Vincent Price character here…

Recent reviews

  • Jewel Robbery

    Jewel Robbery


    Elegant pre-code comedy of the sophisticate set about a dashing gentleman jewel 'robber' (not a thief!) played by tuxedoed William Powell who meets baroness Kay Francis while knocking over a jeweler. Powell really lays on all his charms in this one, as does Francis- so giddy by the sight of jewelry she's like a little girl in a candy store.

    This earns its Pre-Code status by having Powell sedate the jewelers and bankers and security guards by having them smoke…

  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

    Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers


    Happy October!
    Pumpkin spice donuts. Stout beer. Raking leaves...

    And Halloween...the night He came home.

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    A View to a Kill



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