Movie Blog: 10 Worst Movie Fathers EverThough I found myself struggling to come up with a shortlist of candidates as compelling as the collection that formed the distaff side, the horror genre alone ensured that there would be no shortage of contenders.
Day 16 @ MSPIFF 2015: 'The End Of The Tour' (Not) Reviewed
Day 13 @ MSPIFF 2015: 'I Touched All Your Stuff' ReviewedWhen press notes compare a documentary to Errol Morris, what does that typically tell you as a viewer? Does it suggest that you're going to see a film that digs like a termite at its subject? Does it suggest to you a seamless blend of interview footage and dramatic recreation?
Day 8 @ MSPIFF 2015: 'Girlhood' Reviewed
Day 4 @ MSPIFF 2015: 'Clouds Of Sils Maria' Reviewed
Day 3 @ MSPIFF 2015: 'Virtuosity' Reviewed
Movie Blog: 'Friday The 13th' Ranked, From Worst To BestIt isn't so very often that we get two Friday the 13th months in a row. You don't have to be superstitious to perk up whenever the fateful date approaches. You might just be a fan of some of the cheesiest, least frightening horror movies ever made, the Friday the 13th franchise.
Movie Blog: Top 10 Greatest Hockey Movies EverPreviously, I've counted down the best baseball movies, the best football movies, and the best basketball movies of all time. Heck, I've even covered the best movies featuring archery. Why did it take me this long to get to the best movies about hockey?
Movie Blog: Your 2015 Oscar Pool Cheat SheetAn Oscar pool is an Oscar pool, and it's not usually the big, headlining categories that count so much as the little, technical, specialty, "Birdman isn't nominated here" categories. Those are the categories where making uneducated guesses will throw a big, gold-plated wrench into your plans to win that $7 prize at your Academy Awards party of choice.
Movie Blog: Predictions For 2015's Oscar-Nominated Shorts
Movie Blog: Swedish Director Ruben Östlund At The WalkerOne of the hard lessons of Force Majeure, the latest film from the "not yet household-name level but maybe getting there" Swedish director Ruben Östlund, is that life deals most humans a crap hand. And most humans respond to them with childish petulance, at best.
Movie Blog: Top 10 Movies Of 2014In the rear-view mirror, the movies of 2014 look exhausting. So many of them kept us in our seats for well over two hours, and just as many failed to reach their creators' lofty ambitions. Yet while the giants struggled this year, others flourished.
Movie Blog: Worst Christmas Movies EverI'm not going to lie. Most holiday movies are at best mediocre. The noisy, overdecorated holiday movies are all too profuse. Instead, we should reserve our contempt for the movies that are not only stupid, but crassly manipulative.
Movie Blog: Top 10 MST3K Episodes EverIn the increasingly distant future — more than a quarter-century ago this Thanksgiving, A.D. — the greatest Thanksgiving gift of all time was unleashed on the world. On Thanksgiving Day 1988, Twin Cities station KTMA aired the first episodes of what would eventually turn into arguably the biggest, most culturally significant cult TV show of all time.
Movie Blog: Q&A With 'Foxcatcher' Director Bennett MillerThe majority of movies centered around a true-life crime story typically work, in effect, from the event backwards. The story may be told in a linear fashion, but the crucial question usually remains: Why did this horrible act happen?