Ex Machina (2014)

“Ex Machina” was the perfect follow-up to watching “2001: A Space Odyssey”. In many ways, the films are similar. The dialogue and exposition are limited. There’s a constant flow toward something - a building tension - but you are not sure what. Both also talk about artificial intelligence and related concepts. And, for us, “Ex … Continue reading Ex Machina (2014)

WB Top 100: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

During the 2017 holiday season, I got a great deal on the Best of Warner Bros. 100 Film Collection. Diane and I haven't seen most of these movies, but we are committed to watching one a week and writing a short review. Like so many fans of film, I consider myself a fan of Stanley … Continue reading WB Top 100: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Trailer Park

Life intervened today, so I wasn't able to finish and review the movie I intended. To keep with the theme (and maintain my post spree), I thought I would share some trailers I have seen recently that have my interest: Dolemite Is My Name I am not expert on the blaxploitation genre, but I loved … Continue reading Trailer Park

WB Top 100: Cool Hand Luke (1967)

During the 2017 holiday season, I got a great deal on the Best of Warner Bros. 100 Film Collection. Diane and I haven't seen most of these movies, but we are committed to watching one a week and writing a short review. There’s something impossibly cool about Paul Newman. He oozes a quiet kind of … Continue reading WB Top 100: Cool Hand Luke (1967)

Creed (2015)

I have had a soft spot for anything boxing related since watching the classic anime series Hajime no Ippo. Everything but the sport itself. While watching boxing is often a bore, media about boxing manages to make myths out of men and heroes out of those who are not. It's the deeper dive into why … Continue reading Creed (2015)

WB Top 100: The Dirty Dozen (1967)

During the 2017 holiday season, I got a great deal on the Best of Warner Bros. 100 Film Collection. Diane and I haven't seen most of these movies, but we are committed to watching one a week and writing a short review. 1967’s “The Dirty Dozen” balances the line between dark comedy, war film, and … Continue reading WB Top 100: The Dirty Dozen (1967)

BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Spike Lee’s 2018 film “BlacKkKlansman” balances precariously on the edge of laughter and discomfort - though mostly the latter. It is a far harder movie to watch than its position on several top 10 lists for its humor might have indicated. Here, Spike Lee offers a speculative view of a factual occurrence framed with today’s … Continue reading BlacKkKlansman (2018)