The Blob Spine #91 Year: 1958 Director: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. Here we have a heavenly slice of 1950s B-movie monster mania right in our very own Criterion Collection. I'm not sure I'll have lots to say about The Blob, it's a movie about Steve McQueen battling an amorphous blob from outer space as it … Continue reading Criterion Project #29: THE BLOB (1958)
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)
Now that we're down to the final four, things are getting tough. I've oscillated between two scenes for this spot for the better part of two weeks, and I'm sure once I hit "publish" I'll second-guess myself once again. But we're in the final weeks here and no pick is a bad pick. So, without … Continue reading The Best Horror Movie Kills of All-Time: #4 – THE THING (1982)
I honestly don't feel that knowing certain details would spoil the richness of the film, but for those concerned with detail: *spoilers* James Gray's latest film, the contemplative sci-fi epic, Ad Astra, was received upon release with only a quiet murmur; largely praised by critics but forgotten too quickly in favor of a certain evil … Continue reading Review: AD ASTRA (2019)
Alex Garland's heady sci-fi thriller is everything you would want in a genre film, if you're willing to bring your brain to the theater.