Dire & Disappointing Lessons of Masculinity in THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW

A small town cop grapples with toxic masculinity and misogyny. But does The Wolf of Snow Hollow really tackle any of it?

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Take a Baaad Trip, Man: 1986’s HOUSE Brings the Horror of Vietnam Back Home

The first horror movie I ever remember seeing, and what a trip it took me on.

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The Hospital: A Dark Bureaucratic Comedy

The Hospital. 1971. Directed by Arthur Hiller. Screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky. Starring George C. Scott, Diana Rigg, Barnard Hughes, Richard Dysart, Stephen Elliott, Donald Harron, Andrew Duncan, Nancy Marchand, Jordan Charney, Roberts Blossom, Frances Sternhagen, & Katherine Helmond. Simcha Productions. Rated PG. 103 minutes. Comedy/Drama/Mystery ★★★★1/2 Arthur Hiller is probably most well known to peopleContinue reading “The Hospital: A Dark Bureaucratic Comedy”

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Borat: Exposing the Truth in American Culture

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. 2006. Directed by Larry Charles. Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Peter Baynham, & Dan Mazer; uncredited writing by Seth Rogen & Patton Oswalt. Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Luenell, & Pamela Anderson. Four by Two/Everyman Pictures/Dune Entertainment. Rated 14A. 84Continue reading “Borat: Exposing the Truth in American Culture”

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A Guy Ritchie Retrospective: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. 1998. Directed & Written by Guy Ritchie. Starring Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham, Steven Mackintosh, Nicholas Rowe, Vinnie Jones, Lenny McLean, Peter McNicholl, P.H. Moriarty, Frank Harper, Ronnie Fox, Stephen Marcus, Vas Blackwood, Alan Ford, & Sting. Summit Entertainment/The Steve Tisch Company/SKA Films. Rated 18A. 107Continue reading “A Guy Ritchie Retrospective: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”

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In Bruges: Comedy, Crime, Cheeky Cunts

In Bruges. 2008. Directed & Written by Martin McDonagh. Starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Clémence Poésy, Jérémie Renier, Thekla Reuten, Eric Godon, &  Ciarán Hinds. Scion Films/Blueprint Pictures/Focus Features. Rated 18A. 107 minutes. Comedy/Crime/Drama ★★★★★ Martin McDonagh is a treasure. His writing in all forms is exceptional and he’s often very capable of subversive storytelling.Continue reading “In Bruges: Comedy, Crime, Cheeky Cunts”

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A Guy Ritchie Retrospective: Snatch

Snatch. 2000. Directed & Written by Guy Ritchie. Starring Jason Statham, Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro, Dennis Farina, Vinnie Jones, Rade Serbedzija, Alan Ford, Mike Reid, Robbie Gee, Lennie James, Ewen Bremner, Jason Flemyng, Ade, William Beck, & Andy Beckwith. Columbia Pictures Corporation/SKA Films. Rated 18A. 104 minutes. Comedy/Crime ★★★★★  It’s been at least 9Continue reading “A Guy Ritchie Retrospective: Snatch”

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The Wonderful Foolishness and Biting Satire of Dr. Strangelove

Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. 1964. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Screenplay by Kubrick, Peter George, & Terry Southern. Starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, Tracy Reed, Peter Bull, James Earl Jones, & Jack Creley. Columbia Pictures/Hawk Films. Not Rated. 95 minutes.Continue reading “The Wonderful Foolishness and Biting Satire of Dr. Strangelove”

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