What’s a Good Story Worth?

The following is a comparison of an adaptation of Halmet to one of Twelfth Night. I wrote this at Wittenberg for Dr. Buckman’s Shakespeare class. He loved to take tradition genres and subvert them in ways that challenged the writer. Here the assignment was to,...

True Romance

Rating True Romance is an objectively bad film that just so happens to have one of the best casts ever assembled. Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Gary Oldman, Christopher Walken, Samuel L. Jackson, Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore, James...

Licorice Pizza

Rating Licorice Pizza might be the best bad movie ever made. The events in the film are held together by a love story, but they are all so disjointed and sporadic that it would be generous call it a plot. However, it’s also written and directed by one of the...

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Rating Watching Bodies Bodies Bodies, I kept wondering whether I was in on the joke or if I was the joke. That’s the challenge of watching a movie about a younger generation, full of alien concerns and lingo. Like watching a foreign film full of cultural nuances...

The Live-Action Cowboy Bebop is not Cowboy Bebop

Rating I never had high expectations for a live-action Cowboy Bebop show. The scenery alone—constantly changing, always unique and highly stylized—would make a live-action companion cost a fortune. Despite this, I held out some hope that the show would manage to be at...

Movie Review: Joker

Rating I finally got around to watching Todd Phillips’ Joker after taking a long hiatus from superhero films because of the disastrous The Dark Knight Rises. Obviously that means I have missed the bulk of superhero films produced during the era of one big budget...