Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022) Discussion – The Good, the Bad, and the Bloody

The maniacal Leatherface and his kin have been the subject of 9 films to date, with the most recent iteration debuting on Netflix this past weekend purporting to be a direct sequel to Tobe Hooper's horror masterpiece, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). In the days since its release, online discourse regarding the film has … Continue reading Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022) Discussion – The Good, the Bad, and the Bloody

Criterion Project #28: THREE COLORS – BLUE (1993)

Three Colors: Blue Spine #588 Year: 1993 Director: Krzysztof Kieślowski It's been quite some time since I revisited the work of the great Krzysztof Kieślowski, and this is just the tip of the iceberg in my journey through his Criterion Collection titles (I'm still trying to figure how I'm going to tackle The Dekalog). I … Continue reading Criterion Project #28: THREE COLORS – BLUE (1993)

Criterion Project #26: DAYS OF BEING WILD (1990)

Days of Being Wild Spine #N/A Year: 1990 Director: Wong Kar-Wai Well, this was a treat. Before I dig into the movie I'm going to start by saying I don't want to bog down this write-up with assertations about artistic integrity. After all, who am I to question an incredible filmmaker like Wong Kar-Wai? But … Continue reading Criterion Project #26: DAYS OF BEING WILD (1990)

Criterion Project #25: GODZILLA (1954)

Godzilla Spine #594 Year: 1954 Director: Ishiro Honda A revelatory moment occurred this week when I dove into the Godzilla box-set - this is my first time watching the original Japanese film. Blasphemous, right? I can remember seeing the movie as a kid and loving the monster mayhem, but apparently I had only seen the … Continue reading Criterion Project #25: GODZILLA (1954)

Criterion Project #24: SAMURAI I – MUSASHI MIYAMOTO (1954)

Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto Spine #14 Year: 1954 Director: Hiroshi Inagaki Whenever you seem lost in this lonely world, or feel your life is heading down the wrong path, I'd recommend sitting down to begin the journey of Takezo, aka the legendary Musashi Miyamoto (Toshirô Mifune). This is easily my fourth of fifth time starting … Continue reading Criterion Project #24: SAMURAI I – MUSASHI MIYAMOTO (1954)

Criterion Project #23: PAN’S LABYRINTH (2006)

Pan's Labyrinth Spine #838 Year: 2006 Director: Guillermo del Toro As I ponder this write-up, I won't pretend to know the history of the atrocities depicted in this film. Title cards at the outset inform us we've been transported to Spain in the year 1944, which places the events after Franco's fascist regime had overthrown … Continue reading Criterion Project #23: PAN’S LABYRINTH (2006)