Author Archives: admin

The Original Vision of Dune, and Its Development

Jodorowsky’s Dune (2014) Dir: Frank Pavich Stars: Alejandro Jodorowky, Michel Seydoux, H.R. Giger and Gary Kurtz I was really impressed with this documentary because it does such a fine job of describing the challenges and heartache of film development.  I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Is That a Giant Worm? Oh… Must Be Dune…

DUNE (1984) Dir: David Lynch Stars: Kyle MacLaughlin, Sting, Everett McGill and Virginia Madsen – and so many more… This was one of those titles on my long running list, which is broken out by genre, star and other kinds … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

When Was the Last Time You Tried Breathing Through Your Eyelids?

Bull Durham Dir: Ron Shelton Stars: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins and Robert Wuhl This comedy from 1988 supports my point that baseball is like wine – it gets better with age.  I’m watching more of the American pastime the older … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Which Member of the Ensemble Were You?

The Big Short (2016) Dir: Adam McKay Stars: Steve Carrell, Jeremy Strong, Hamish Linklater, Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Tracy Letts, John Magaro, Finn Whitrock, Adepero Oduye, Byron Mann, Marisa Tomei, Oscar Gale as “Tattooed Renter,” David Wyman as “Pub Goer … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Glory to Ukraine – Glory to the Heroes

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom Dir: Evgeny Afineevsky * Oscar Nominee, 2015 – Best Documentary * I hope that many of you will agree with me when I say that living in America, it’s kind of easy to take some … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A film experience in fear

The Exorcist (1974) Dir: William Friedkin Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Jason Miller, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb and Max von Sydow *** Member of the 1,001 *** You are surely familiar with that expression that movie marketers use, “You have to experience … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A Head Named “Al”

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) Dir: Sam Peckinpah Stars: Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Gig Young, Emilio Fernandez and Kris Kristofferson Before I even get into this one, have a watch of the trailer below!  I figure that … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Good Book – 1,001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Quick Commentary I acquired this useful and entertaining book a few years ago, but only this summer did I open it up and have a closer look at it. After a careful, recent review of this book (and I’m referring … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

On the Eve of This Year’s College Football Season…

Rudy (1993) Dir: David Anspaugh Stars: Sean Astin, Charles S. Dutton, Ned Beatty, Robert Prosky, Jon Favreau – and “Vincent” Vaughn (is that… really?!?) *** Special Note: if you’ve never seen this film, please don’t Google it or watch the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

What’s the Best Movie Channel… Ever?

Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession Dir: Xan Cassavetes I recently heard about this documentary title through a friend.  She and I worked together at my previous job, and had had discussions surrounding film on and off at company social events … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment