The Origins of the Horror Film

The horror film genre has existed since the dawn of cinema, always adapting and evolving along with the medium itself, and always seeking to entertain, thrill, and scare the pants off of moviegoers.  The first horror films were inventive yet modest, and they bear little resemblance to the horror films of today, but knowledge ofContinue reading “The Origins of the Horror Film”

Tenet Review: Is Christopher Nolan’s Latest Time-Bending Film Any Good?

Last month, I wrote about the James Bond franchise’s influence on the films of Christopher Nolan.  I highlighted some of the direct Bond homages found in films like Inception and The Dark Knight Rises, and I mentioned that many critics have already pointed out the similarities between the Bond formula and Nolan’s highly-anticipated film Tenet,Continue reading “Tenet Review: Is Christopher Nolan’s Latest Time-Bending Film Any Good?”

Cobra Kai is a Perfect Continuation of the Karate Kid Franchise

In 1984, a gawky teenager named Daniel LaRusso won the All Valley Karate Tournament, defeating his high school bully Johnny Lawrence and etching the crane kick into the popular consciousness forevermore.  Johnny, representing the merciless Cobra Kai dojo, graciously handed Daniel the championship trophy, but was shamed by his abusive Cobra Kai sensei for leavingContinue reading “Cobra Kai is a Perfect Continuation of the Karate Kid Franchise”

James Bond’s Influence on the Films of Christopher Nolan

Tenet, director Christopher Nolan’s long-awaited (and thrice-delayed) eleventh film, will finally open in the United States on September 3rd, with early access screenings beginning on August 31st in select theaters.  The first reviews appeared online last week, and although they were not all favorable, many critics agreed that the time-bending espionage thriller is very reminiscentContinue reading “James Bond’s Influence on the Films of Christopher Nolan”

The Ten Best ESPN 30 for 30 Documentaries to Satisfy Your Sports Addiction

It’s tough out there for American sports fans right now.  Over the past few days, several collegiate athletic conferences announced the cancellation or delay of fall sports, including college football.  Various NFL players are opting out of the upcoming season, and it’s still unclear if the season will happen at all.  Multiple Major League BaseballContinue reading “The Ten Best ESPN 30 for 30 Documentaries to Satisfy Your Sports Addiction”

Ranking the Jurassic Park/Jurassic World Movies From Worst to Best

“I was really just trying to make a good sequel to Jaws, on land.” That’s how Steven Spielberg explained his motivation to direct Jurassic Park, the landmark 1993 sci-fi adventure film. Spielberg had been searching for his next blockbuster movie idea, and he knew he’d found it when author Michael Crichton mentioned that his nextContinue reading “Ranking the Jurassic Park/Jurassic World Movies From Worst to Best”

Presumed Innocent, 30 Years Later: Revisiting a Forgotten Harrison Ford Classic

Thirty years ago, there was perhaps no bigger movie star in the world than Harrison Ford. Catapulted to fame and fortune by the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, Ford spent the latter half of the 1980s delivering more subtle, but no-less-charismatic, performances in movies like Witness, Frantic, and Working Girl. The success of IndianaContinue reading “Presumed Innocent, 30 Years Later: Revisiting a Forgotten Harrison Ford Classic”

Movie Reviews Presumed Innocent, 30 Years Later:  Revisiting A Forgotten Harrison Ford Classic July 27, 2020 Thirty years ago, there was perhaps no bigger movie star in the world than Harrison Ford. Catapulted to fame and fortune by the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, Ford spent the latter half of the 1980s delivering moreContinue reading