I have been a film critic for nearly 20 years and worked professionally, as a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association for the past 9 years. My favorite movie of all time is The Big Lebowski because it always feels new.
Movie Review: 'Giants Being Lonely'
It's been quite a journey for the makers of Giants Being Lonely. The film opened to much praise at the Venice Film Festival in 2019 but was unable to garner distribution. More than a year later, Director Guillermo Del Toro saw the movie and was blown away by it. With his help, Writer-Director Grear Patterson and Executive Producer Olmo Schnabel, son of the famous director Julian Schnabel, found confidence in their ending and a champion who believed and has since leant his strength the film's release.
Classic Movie Review: 'Jason X'
In 1980, first time director Sean S. Cunningham made his mark on the horror genre with a summer camp set rip-off of Halloween's Michael Myers that he named Jason Voorhees. Yes I said rip-off, look at it objectively. Mass murderer, white mask, comes from an extremely dysfunctional family, tell me I’m wrong. Nonetheless, Friday the 13th did eventually carve out it's own niche and 22 years after the first film the franchise continued with Jason X.
Movie Review: The Tunnel
The Tunnel is a roller coaster of emotions and tensions. The story of a gas truck crashing deep inside a Norwegian tunnel, beneath a massive mountain, thousands of miles above sea level, The Tunnel is gripping, well acted and breathtaking. Starring Thorbjorn Harr at the head of a terrific Norwegian ensemble, The Tunnel hopes to break through the American aversion to subtitles by delivering an action/drama intense enough to make you forget it’s in another language.
King Kong vs Godzilla 5 Pieces of Little Known Trivia
No, that’s not a typo in my title. This article is not about Godzilla vs Kong, the new blockbuster in theaters and on HBO Max at the moment. This is 5 weird pieces of trivia regarding the 1962 original King Kong vs Godzilla, the Toho feature that was retrofitted for American audiences in 1963 by a shameless huckster named John Beck. With the release of Godzilla vs Kong, I couldn’t resist watching the rubber suit version.
Song Review: 'Peaches' by Justin Bieber ft Daniel Caesar and Giveon.
Never look at the top of the charts for anything other than the most mediocre and easy to ignore songs on the planet. Don’t get me wrong, plenty of great songs have overcome the masses to make it to number one. But, unfailingly, when one takes the time to look at the song that has risen to the top of the charts, that song tends to be remarkable for being unremarkable. Generally, the best selling song is the one that is bland enough to please a lot of people all at once.
Movie Review: 'Godzilla vs Kong'
As part of my preparation for the new movie, Godzilla vs Kong, I decided to rewatch one of my least favorite movies of the last few years, Godzilla King of the Monsters. I wrote about that experience and how miserable it was. Godzilla King of the Monsters can barely be favorably compared to a Michael Bay Transformers movie. It’s just as incomprehensible as a Transformers movie but thanks to star Millie Bobby Brown, it’s slightly more tolerable than a Transformers movie.
Movie Review: Godzilla King of the Monsters
Godzilla King of the Monsters is a miserable moviegoing experience. The movie is loud and bleak and chaotic and it’s populated by characters who are impossible to invest in, aside from Millie Bobby Brown; and that’s more about her as an actress than her character. Even if you think you are going just for the big monster fights between Godzilla and a coterie of big bads, you will find yourself miserably making your way through the muck of waste of space human characters only to find loud, unimpressive fights on par with the robot fights of Transformers.
Movie Review: 'Shiva Baby'
Shiva Baby is like watching an anxiety attack in progress. That’s not a negative. The fact that the movie so well embodies what it feels like to seemingly have the world crashing in around you, unable to breathe or escape, is impressive. As someone who has had his fair share of panic attacks and anxiety, I related deeply to Shiva Baby in tone if not in the perspective of the lead character, Danielle, played by Rachel Sennott.