Paxton Holley

Paxton Holley Patron

Co host of the podcasts Cult Film Club, Hellbent for Letterbox and I Read Movies. I love reading, movies, westerns and all things geeky.

Favorite films

  • Mickey's Christmas Carol
  • White Christmas
  • A Christmas Story
  • Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

Recent activity

  • After the Thin Man


  • The Last Manhunt


  • Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here


  • Ebenezer


Recent reviews

  • After the Thin Man

    After the Thin Man


    I'm a huge fan of the original movie, I've even read the original Dashiell Hammett novel. But I've never watched any of the movie sequels.

    This is the second Nick and Nora movie. And I probably like it more than the first one. The first one is a great showcase for Nick and Nora. I love their relationship. If I have any nitpicks with the movie I feel like the mystery is a little clunky and the solution is overly…

  • Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here

    Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here


    I'm a huge Robert Redford fan, particularly in westerns, so I was very excited to see this. It came out the same year as Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid and it also stars Katharine Ross.

    Woh, this movie is bleak. And mean spirited. Everyone is just a terrible broken person and they feed off each other in a viscous unending cycle. Robert Redford's Coop and Susan Clark's Liz are just the definition of a toxic relationship. It's rough to watch.…

Popular reviews

  • The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story

    The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story


    I had just started the book Slimed! History of Nickelodeon, so I thought I’d watch this as a companion piece to the book.

    This is a really good documentary.  Lots of great promos and ads for Nickelodeon from back in the 90s.  Lots of the stars came back to talk about their time there.  I really enjoyed this.  If I had to nit pick, it’d be that the doc tends to focus on the middle years.  It wants to jump…

  • Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

    Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny


    I did not re-watch the whole franchise before seeing this movie. I tried to let it stand on it's own, at least as much as it can since it's the 4th sequel in a franchise.

    I didn't love Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, so I was just hoping this would be better than that. And it is. Indy is back. Mangold crafts a fun adventure story. A lot of the action is very reminiscent of previous entries in the series.…