Monthly Archives: September 2015

Freaks and Geeks (1999)

Freaks and Geeks (along with shows like Star Trek and Firefly) is one of those rare instances of a short-lived TV series with an initial small but devoted following which slowly grows over time into a full-blown critical hit. The show only lasted one season and never really found its audience until after it was

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Moonrise Kingdom is one of best kids’ movies to come out in decades, and it’s highly doubtful that very many young people have actually seen it. In this case, Wes Anderson’s status as indie auteur with endless hipster cred has probably hurt the film. Even with a great young cast, the film is still aimed

Rambo: First Blood (1982)

Rambo is a part of pop culture; seeping into the American subconscious, he has been endlessly referenced and parodied (Hot Shots: Part Deux and UHF are my personal favorites). Whether you have seen the film or not, you are no doubt familiar with the iconic character: the red headband, the muscles, the guns, and that

White God (2014)

Great movies are so for various reasons; some have wonderful acting, others amazing visuals, a compelling story, or all of the above. Then there are those films that are great just for the sheer amount of effort it took to make them. While watching White God you cannot help but marvel at what it must

Big Fish (2003)

It’s important to watch Big Fish without thinking about Tim Burton. Many fans and critics have gotten so bogged down in the director’s previous works that they can’t help but compare them to this film. Even though Burton’s wife (Helena Bonham Carter) still makes an appearance, this is one of the very few pieces by