I put this on expecting a wacky martial arts fantasy (which, in part, it definitely is). But I was not prepared for this emotionally devastating, Capra-esque cosmic weighing of a man’s life, sins and deeds on the threshold of eternity.
My first awareness of Phantasm was not a trailer, nor specifically the Tall Man or his diabolical spheres. It was simply seeing the painted poster art which, along with the phantasmagorical title, promised a fantastical nightmare that I was immediately on board for.
Often when 70s or 80s movies have incredible artwork, the movie just isn’t going to live up to the promise. Phantasm is a weird exception where it delivered exactly what I wanted: a surreal dream narrative with…
I've been waiting anxiously seven years for Alfonso Cuarón to bless us again. It's been that long since Children Of Men, a film so phenomenal and powerful that it changed the way I view and think about movies. It was one of my first HD-DVD purchases, and went on to become the most watched in my collection until the format eventually succumbed to Blu-Ray.
Gravity is likewise an astounding and absolutely gorgeous film, and regardless of how you may end…