Kevin Smith ought to stop it with the Canadian-centric films. Because this one is pretty damn rough.
Secret Window. 2004. Directed & Written by David Koepp; based on the novella Secret Window, Secret Garden by Stephen King from the collection Four Past Midnight. Starring Johnny Depp, John Turturro, Maria Bello, Timothy Hutton, Charles S. Dutton, Len Cariou, Joan Heney, John Dunn-Hill, Vlasta Vrana, Matt Holland, Gillian Ferrabee, Bronwen Mantel, & Elizabeth Marleau.Continue reading “Secret Window: A Mixed Bag of Stephen King Treats”
A Nightmare on Elm Street. 1984. Directed & Written by Wes Craven. Starring John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, Jsu Garcia, Johnny Depp, Charles Fleischer, Joseph Whipp, Robert Englund, Joe Unger, & Lin Shaye. New Line Cinema/Media Home Entertainment/Smart Egg Pictures/The Elm Street Venture. Rated R. 91 minutes. Horror ★★★★★ All those whoContinue reading “A Nightmare on Elm Street: Wes Craven, Torturer of Dreams”
Black Mass. 2015. Directed by Scott Cooper. Screenplay by Jez Butterworth & Mark Mallouk; based on the novel by Dick Lehr & Gerard O’Neill. Starring Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Kevin Bacon, Peter Sarsgaard, Jesse Plemons, Rory Cochrane, David Harbour, and Adam Scott. Cross Creek Pictures/Grisbi Productions/Infinitum Nihil/Free State Pictures. Rated 14A.Continue reading “Black Mass: Welcome Back, Mr. Depp!”
Tusk. 2014. Directed & Written by Kevin Smith. Starring Michael Parks, Justin Long, Genesis Rodriguez, Haley Joel Osment, and Johnny Depp. Sony Pictures Releasing Canada. Rated 14A. 102 minutes. Comedy/Horror ★★★★ First of all, a lot of people seem to misunderstand Tusk as a film overall. It’s meant, above all else, as a comedy and a drama.Continue reading “Kevin Smith’s Whacky Creature Feature: Tusk”