Category Archives: Film

Falstaff

Allen Mendenhall reviews Harold Bloom’s new book Falstaff: Give Me Life (Shakespeare’s Personalities): The result is a solemn, exhilarating meditation on Sir John Falstaff, the cheerful, slovenly, degenerate knight whose unwavering and ultimately self-destructive loyalty to Henry of Monmouth, or … Continue reading

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Trailer: Phantom Threads (2017)

There is a first trailer out for Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming film Phantom Threads, which will be PTA’s second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis (the excellent film There Will Be Blood being the first). Phantom Threads will also be notable as … Continue reading

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Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)

I have a long review of the new movie Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) up at Counter-Currents: Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017), a new film by writer/director S. Craig Zahler and which stars Vince Vaughn in the lead, … Continue reading

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Trailer: Isle of Dogs (2018)

The first trailer for Wes Anderson’s upcoming stop-motion film Isle of Dogs is up. It’s got Wes’ unmistakable and infectious twee flair for the esoteric. I, personally, can’t wait.

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Darren Aronofsky’s “Mother!”

From Kyle Smith’s NR review of Darren Aronofsky’s new film Mother!: Ordinarily when a filmmaker goes trampling all over your senses with an eye toward maximizing disgust, it’s for the purpose of producing some cheap scares. In Mother, though, the aim … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)

Loosely based on the real life figure of Judge Roy Bean, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean is written by the iconoclastic John Milius and directed by Hollywood veteran John Huston, the latter seemingly trying in this film … Continue reading

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Preacher

Last year, I watched the first season of AMC’s Preacher and rather liked it. I didn’t care for the new ‘road trip’ angle of S02, and its hunt for God who is ‘missing’, and abandoned the show after S02E02. Thank … Continue reading

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Defamation (2009)

On Alt Right sites, I’d been seeing repeated mentions of this relatively recent documentary, so I decided to check it out. (It’s available online in its entirety; the link is below.) From the film’s description: Intent on shaking up the … Continue reading

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“Billy! What Are You Doing!?”

Billy, one of the best characters from one of the greatest Sci-Fi films ever made, The Predator, has passed away: Actor Sonny Landham, who appeared in “Predator” and “48 Hrs,” died from congestive heart failure Thursday in Lexington, Ky. He was … Continue reading

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Dunkirk (2017)

Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk might just be a masterpiece.  Despite its $150 million production, and all the temptations that surely must come with such a budget, the film is a measured study in minimalism — in sound, vision, and storytelling – … Continue reading

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