Category Archives: Movie

The Genius Of Paul Greengrass

How One Movie Trilogy Ruined Action Films Forever Over one hundred years of moviemaking and it’s still possible to flex the medium into something new! Greengrass did that in his Bourne movies and few people appreciate it. The amount of … Continue reading

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Movie: The Greatest Showman

Loosely based on the life of P.T. Barnum.

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Movie: Thom Pain

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Movie: Annihilation

How was this pitched to Netflix? Let me guess: “It’s like Arrival!” Except it has a predictable ending and no IQ whatsoever. There are articles on the Net trying to frame this movie as Something Deep. Skip them. They’re written … Continue reading

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Things Worth Believing In

Secondhand Lions is a great movie. Second Hand Lions – Things worth Believin’ In Previously here: Human Variables category

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Movie: The Man Who Invented Christmas

This is the second work of fiction I’ve encountered that speculates on how Dickens came to write A Christmas Carol. The first was a book I recently read, Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva. Both share aspects of … Continue reading

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Movie: It’s Not My Fault And I Don’t Care Anyway

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Blade Runner 2049

I’m not a fan of the first movie — it’s not Dick’s book at all — but I appreciate that it brought something entirely new to the screen. The problem with going back to it with a sequel is that … Continue reading

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Movie: Little Dieter Needs to Fly – Werner Herzog (1997)

In the New York Public Library video interview, Casey Neistat mentioned this movie. Last night, on cable TV OnDemand, I discovered its dramatized remake — also by Herzog — called Rescue Dawn. I watched it. The original movie is more … Continue reading

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Movie: The Worst Year Of My Life

I didn’t mean to watch this. I meant to just take a peek. I couldn’t stop watching.

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