• A Fistful of Dollars

    A Fistful of Dollars

    My first Leone. Second watch.

    Imagine if any one of the three is replaced with someone else: Leone, Eastwood or Morricone. Does the movie hold up? Highly doubtful. While it might seem like a no brainer that you could do that mental exercise with any movie, A Fistful of Dollars would be particularly impacted; it is a testament to the scrappy aesthetics feeling so epic.

    A Few Dollars More is slicker, with more star power (shout out to Lee Van Cleef), bigger sets and more flute. But it isn't as interesting.

  • Gone with the Pope

    Gone with the Pope

    There’s something about vanity projects where they show the unbridled passion and sincerity of the creators. There is no committee or group to diffuse credit and responsibility. They feel individualistic and intimate that leave me guessing which is one of the best things to ask for when watching a movie. When they work, they are equal parts awe inspiring, awkward, amazing, and cringe worthy. And when they don’t work, it’s often embarrassing to the point where laughing at the person…

  • She's All That

    She's All That

    She’s All That is a rollercoaster. It’s earnest, funny at times and cringe inducing. But hey, isn’t that high school?

    But the thing that truly sticks out: I could FEEL the script. At the time She’s All That wrapped, the screenwriter R. Lee Fleming Jr. was 29. I wonder what he thought as he watched the movie. Did it meet his artistic vision? Was this movie intended to be an insightful callback to high school in the 80s a la…

  • Boogie Nights

    Boogie Nights

    Boogie Nights is an iconic movie that has a legend - I think - that will outpace the impact that it had in the late 90s. I admire the achievement of making a mainstream movie, with award winning actors, about a very specific time and place in the history of porn. When I saw this at 16, I was dazzled by the technical artistry, the intricacy of weaving together so many stories, and the taboo novelty of an industry that…

  • Congo


    Alison (Solid Six Podcast)


    Listen, I don’t care what you have to say. I love this movie. I fucking love this movie. Wow me with your ape-daddy, Stan Winston. I’m a Rick Baker floozy but will let ya spank with these life-like death-gorillas with laser technology.

  • Judge Dredd

    Judge Dredd

    Starring Rob Schneider with guest appearance by Sly Stone!

    2021 is off to a good start with a theme to carry us forward :

    No matter how dog shit things can be, a great time can be had with friends.

  • Santa Claus

    Santa Claus

    Featured on Solid Six

    If you’ve been to Disneyland, I assume you’ve been on the “It’s A Small World” ride. Santa Claus is a lot like that ride. And to its credit, it predates that ride by 5 years.

    It’s A Small World is 15 minutes. Santa Claus is over 90. So imagine being stuck on the “It’s A Small World” as it travels around in circles 6 times.

    Santa Claus is a curiosity. It supposedly turned a…

  • Santa Claus

    Santa Claus

    The worst rated movie on your list is suddenly looking a lot spiffier now. Return this immediately to the Rob Zombie clip montage garbage heap of kitschy despair. Light the toilet on fire & flush repeatedly.

  • Casting JonBenet

    Casting JonBenet

    Casting JonBenet is deceptive in its brilliance. You need to pay close attention with this movie. Little by little, it sheds the obvious tropes of our insatiable appetite for gossiping one of the most famous crime cases in US history and becomes something much more sophisticated and frankly more interesting.

    What if your reality, what if your truth about your surroundings was merely a reflection of your external processing of your internal trauma? What if our need to be seen…

  • Firecracker


    Come for the the martial arts, stay for the knife foreplay and underwear fight scenes. Looking forward to chipping away on Cirio H. Santiago movies.

    I'll give ya $100 if you guess what the ending is.

  • Altered States

    Altered States

    Launched from the fabric of spacetime out of Reality’s butthole, Quantum Turd Dr. Eddie Jessup can finally say ‘I love you’

    Altered States is a fresh take on a Sci-Fi Thriller, replacing Spacesuits for googles & electrodes, spaceships with Sensory Deprivation Tanks, and signals from Aliens with psychoactive drugs. Ken Russell comes out in classic guns blazing style & the conflict with Chayefsky incidentally mirrors conflicts within the plot. The dream / hallucination scenes are excellent. Its like Contact, except for people who've had sex.

    Solid Six ep. 36

  • Son of the White Mare

    Son of the White Mare

    Brady (Solid Six Podcast)


    Animation is the rare art form that can draw people in of all ages. The heightened visuals immediately catch the eye and often allow for visual expression of stories that are difficult to capture otherwise. And because of the ubiquity of the attraction to animation, we often get movies targeted to children or the occasional artistic experience from Pixar in the form of Wall-E, Up, Finding Nemo and the like.

    But there really aren’t that many movies that can be…