La La Land

La La Land (2016)

With 2016 providing many ups and downs in the film industry and beyond, it comes as an unexpected treat (or salvation) that the last...
close encounters

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Steven Spielberg's CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND is a cinematic gemstone - an achievement that stands as one of cinema's greatest science fiction films

Alien (1979)

Forget the now-legendary "in space, no one can hear you scream" tagline. Going by the logic of the Alien universe, it should read, "In space, no one will...
Navarone

The Guns of Navarone (1961)

Set in prologue against the ancient Greek stage, land of myths, demigods, and heroes, The Guns of Navarone honors the forging of new legends - not those of gods and titans but of ordinary men and women....
Dunkirk

Dunkirk (2017)

DUNKIRK is a visceral plunge into the terror of war - claustrophobic, breathless, and unyielding in depiction. It violently pulls its audience onto the...

Baby Driver (2017)

BABY DRIVER is the welcome reprieve to a year full of remakes, reboots, reimaginings, sequels, trilogy-cappers, and other CGI-laden crap.
Aliens

Aliens (1986)

How do you successfully produce a follow-up to a critically-acclaimed science fiction classic? By hiring James Cameron. This is the story of Aliens, the...
Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

BLADE RUNNER 2049 is one of the most jarring, atmospheric experiences in recent years and a noble successor to the visual masterwork of the original.
Arrival

Arrival (2016)

Immediately after seeing Arrival, I met up with a few friends for drinks. With the film still fresh in my mind, I mentioned I had...

The Martian (2015)

The Martian is a thrilling endeavor exploring the horrific consequences of a man stranded alone on Mars with the only available help literally years...

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The Watcher in the Woods (1980): A Disney Horror Film?

We close out October with an oxymoron: a legitimate Disney horror film - 1980's The Watcher in the Woods. Disney may rule fantasy but can it produce effective scares?
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