Monday, January 15, 2018

THE COMMUTER (2018)

My review of the new Liam Neeson action thriller THE COMMUTER (2018) is now playing at Cinema Knife Fight. See what I think and whether it's distinguishable from his other everyman-in-peril flicks (it is, to a point).

Saturday, January 13, 2018

My Top Ten Films of 2017


The staff over at Cinema Knife Fight have combined forces to share our Top Ten Films of 2017. Unlike in the past where we each devote a full column to our favorites, we combined into one and listed them bullet-style. Check out the full list here.

And here are my specific favorites:

TenSPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING
Nine: A GHOST STORY
Eight: THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
Seven: IT
Six: BLADE RUNNER 2049
Five: WONDER WOMAN
Four: LOGAN
Three: BABY DRIVER
Two: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOL. 2
One: THOR: RAGNAROK

I know, at the end of 2016, I also had not yet seen the new STAR WARS movie. Shamefully, it’s the same situation in 2017. I’m certain it would have been on my Top 10. There are many others I want to see and will, likely, over the next couple of months leading up the Academy Awards. The list above is as honest as I can make it. THOR: RAGNAROK takes the top spot. Even with me having high expectations, it exceeded them. I laughed all the way through, thoroughly entertained. I could say a lot about these films, but have limited space. Kudos to the top films on my almost-listDUNKIRKGET OUT and SPLIT. Enjoyed them, but not quite as much as these ten. Special shout-out to Sam Rockwell for his amazing performance in THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI. If he doesn’t take the Oscar this March, it will be a shame.

Monday, October 23, 2017

GEOSTORM (2017)

My review of the latest nature-gone-awry epic, GEOSTORM (2017), is now up at Cinema Knife Fight. See whether (or weather...) it holds up to whatever expectations you might have. That is, if you've even heard of it.

Monday, September 25, 2017

KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (2017)

My review of the hilarious and very entertaining spyfest KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (2017) is now showing at Cinema Knife Fight. Check it out, and see if you agree, here.

Friday, July 14, 2017

IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE (1958)

My review and analysis of the classic (and largely unknown yet influential) science fiction film IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE (1958) is now up at Cinema Knife Fight. Check it out, let me know what you think! 

Friday, June 30, 2017

TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT (2017)

My review of the newly-released TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT (2017) is now showing at Cinema Knife Fight. Heck, even the review was a bit chaotic, trying to cover as much as possible. Because one thing I can say, there's a lot of stuff happening in this one. Not all bad, mind you, but.... anyway, see what I have to say here. Don't usually pan many films, but this one, as I say early, was a train wreck. Not all bad, but... see what I have to say and if you agree.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Glimpsing Behind The ALIEN Curtain

My analysis of Ridley Scott's evolving origin story of the Alien films, with his recent PROMETHEUS (2012) and ALIEN: COVENANT (2017), is now showing at Cinema Knife Fight. I am way too passionate about this damned franchise, always have been. And I see the direction Scott is going, and it is clever, but it makes me... well, I say it much better in long form. Click Here to read it!