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)

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)

The Dark Crystal (1982)

After all these years decades, Jim Henson’s “The Dark Crystal” from 1982 remains a marvel to behold. We watched it in 4K streaming (my second time and Diane’s first), and the practical effects have aged beautifully. We are both excited to see how the new Netflix series turns out and looking forward to more Dark … Continue reading The Dark Crystal (1982)