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  • Stone Cold Dead

    Stone Cold Dead

    ★★★

    Falls somewhere on the crime thriller scuzziness spectrum between DIRTY HARRY and FEAR CITY, with a couple modest stabs at TAXI DRIVERishness and proto-Miami Vicesqueness, but this is a bit filmatistically cheaper and sloppier than those entries in my favorite genre.

    Irresistible title/synopsis for gullible scumbags like me, obviously, and I'm happy to report that that awesome title is not a total tease for an otherwise incompetent movie; I've been burned before, but this one, albeit not a major hidden…

  • The Fly

    The Fly

    ★★★★½

    One of the most ickily difficult-to-watch and most profoundly sad films ever, yet there is something in every scene that makes me laugh more than a dental surgery patient in a tickle fight in the front row at a Chris Rock set.

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  • American Sniper

    American Sniper

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    As a soldier, one of the first things at which I excelled, according to the infallible eye of my drill sergeants, was marching and marching movements. As a white guy and someone whose idea of nightmare is dancing in public, I’m a proud member of Rhythmless Nation, but I can twist & turn on command at perfect stiff right angles in combat boots with the best of them, apparently. This, uh, skill led me to be selected for local funeral detail…

  • Body Double

    Body Double

    ★★★★

    Fuck you, purists.
    This is better than Hitchcock.