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  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • The Birds
  • Them!
  • Piranha
  • Invaders from Mars

The Cooley Files

7 films

One curious thing that I have noticed over the last several years is that Richard Deacon, aka hapless Mel Cooley…

  • The Tantalizing Fly
  • The Invisible Man vs. The Human Fly
  • The Fly
  • Return of the Fly
  • The Fly

Fly-Day the Thirteenth 2022

5 films

A few days ago I realized two things: I had an unusual amount of Fly-related media on my shelves, and…

  • Santa Sangre
  • Psycho
  • The Manchurian Candidate
  • Alien
  • Aliens

Happy Mother's Day

22 films

In honor of Mother's Day, here are some movies in which Mom plays an important part in one way or…

  • Near Dark
  • Angel Heart
  • Evil Dead II
  • RoboCop
  • Eastern Condors

Ranked: My Birth Year: Revised Edition

86 films

A Letterboxd notification recently reminded me of this appalling list that I made eight years ago. Time to give this…

  • Full Metal Jacket
  • RoboCop
  • Raising Arizona
  • Epidemic
  • Evil Dead II

Ranked: My Birth Year

25 films

Someone else did a top 20 for their birth year, I will take a slightly different approach and rank all…

  • The Bat Whispers
  • Dark City
  • Avalon
  • The Hot Rock
  • Strange Confession

My NeoText Essays

28 films

Late last year I started submitting essays about genre films and books to NeoText, a cool publishing imprint/culture blog. I…

  • Somewhere in Dreamland
  • Heist
  • Bulworth
  • Spook Sport
  • Balloon Land

Movie Disco 2021

16 films

Pretty good year for me all around. Here are some of the best movies I "discovered." I didn't literally discover…

  • Memoirs of an Invisible Man
  • ¡Three Amigos!
  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  • Spies Like Us
  • Vegas Vacation

Merry Chasemas

7 films

A while back I accidentally started a bizarre family tradition by watching two Chevy Chase movies two Christmas Eves in…

  • Mr. Boogedy
  • Trick or Treat
  • The Fall of the House of Usher
  • Titane
  • Battleship

Shocktober Spy VIII: Just Chilling

38 films

Another Shocktober on the books, whew. No discernable theme or motif here, although I do have to say I think…

  • Dark Angel
  • Total Recall
  • Flatliners
  • GoodFellas
  • Privilege

90s Film Club: A Retrospective in Progress

67 films

Early in the 2020 coronavirus pandemic myself and a cohort of other people stuck inside with nothing to do formed…

  • D3: The Mighty Ducks
  • Zoolander
  • The Social Network
  • Tommy
  • Our Wife

My Birthday Movies

16 films

These are the movies I remember having seen on my birthday, plus the ones I know I saw on my…

  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars
  • Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

The Star Wars Canon, Ranked by Me

6 films

Now that I've belatedly wrapped up my project of watching all the true Star Wars movies as an adult, it's…