Short: “The Procedure (Short 2016)”

The short film. Never predictable and always, somehow, usually, quite fun. I guess it just depends on what type of short you’re watching. Knowing the genre will greatly determine the reaction and level of success, but even then, it’s not a sure thing. Sometimes you just need extra time past what the film allots. Continue reading

20 Years On: “The Crucible”

Some films will always pack a punch. No matter how much time has passed the ability to feel various emotions, and not just for the characters, is a constant. The film was that well constructed that it will always be a welcome sight. Sometimes not just as an example of good or decent filmmaking, but as a way to remind you of what’s come before and how sometimes, it’s not something that should be repeated. Continue reading

At First Glance: “Silence”

You hear about some films for a long time. Sometimes it seems that what is talked about will only ever be just that. It isn’t until things start coming out related to that film, when you finally know there’s a real possibility that you’ll be seeing that film some time in the near future. Sometimes the wait truly is worth it. Continue reading

Catching Up: “The Omen (1976)”

With classic horror films, it’s really a toss up on any given film’s effectiveness. Some can still scare you enough to make the viewing worth it, others, less so. Some just can’t do it at all. What once was effective is now only useful from a learning standpoint. And then there are those that were just so well done, any new viewer can feel the film’s desired effect, even after four decades. Continue reading

20 Years On: “Jingle All the Way”

The holidays are upon us, and skipping over one holiday to get to another has been in full swing for some time! Why stop now?! It’s also a great time to revisit holiday films, especially those from your childhood. It’s the only way to really discover that there was something wrong with it and your parent’s were part of the conspiracy. Seriously, what were they thinking? Is that their version of payback? Continue reading

Pilot: “Search Party”

No matter how dark a comedy can get or infused with drama it ends up being, there’s usually one thing that keeps you interested. Typically it’s the laughs you’ll have from clever and well timed jokes. However, while most viewers will expect all sorts of mile a minute jokes, sometimes that’s not what’s needed. A little comedy can go a long way. Continue reading