I bought Sergio Leone’s Dollars trilogy based on the merits of A Fistful of Dollars. (You can read about how I sort of loved it.) Nessa isn’t as wild about classic films as I am, but every so often I convince her to give one a shot by telling her it inspired Quentin Tarentino. So, […]Read More For a Few Dollars More – add another antihero.
I’ve adored Peter Gunn (and its score by Henry Mancini) for years. At some point I also ran across Staccato, but didn’t get very far into the series until I recently found the show’s soundtrack which was composed by the legendary Elmer Bernstein. Staccato premiered a year later than Peter Gunn, but both shows were […]Read More Peter Gunn versus Johnny Staccato
Just between us (here on the internet), I love watching TV that I hate. True confessions: I have binge watched seasons 1 – 18 of America’s Next Top Model. It gives me something to rant about and a reason to binge/hate watch something. I recently “hate watched” a little series called Mad Men with the […]Read More Mad (wo)Men
I watched a boatload of westerns as a teenager and not even because I had a western-crazy dad or grandpa. I just adored classics, and it was genre I fell in love with about a decade ago — alongside of screwball comedies and Film Noir. But I mostly kept to the glossy westerns of the […]Read More I watched a Spaghetti Western and lived to tell about it.
Last week was kind of the worst for me. In my rage filled mind, the best movie to watch would be a violent R-rated movie. I was browsing on Amazon Prime for films, this one was free, and I accidentally clicked it. Side note: the last film I watched containing Kristen Stewart was Twilight(Yes, I do hate […]Read More American Ultra | Requiem for a Monday
Before going to see GOTG I read a review on Buzzfeed written by Alison Willmore. I was very disheartened by her review. She inferred that Vol. 2 didn’t feel like a GOTG film because it was slow moving and dealt with characters and their feelings in an almost reverent way. She was not impressed by […]Read More Guardians of the Galaxy No. 2
I was sucked into watching this film purely because of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar victory. Initially, I didn’t feel the need to check the film length because it is 2016 and all good films are about 2 hours long. Right? Unfortunately, this film was 2.5 hours long and felt even longer. DiCaprio was nearly brilliant, dragging himself (literally) […]Read More “The Regret” Oh, wait. I mean, “The Revenant”