Written by Sarah Boslaugh Sunday, 24 November 2013 19:29
The problem is that for all those virtues, Parkland is not particularly interesting after the first 15 minutes or so.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Sunday, 24 November 2013 19:09
The most interesting of the three films is A Bucket of Blood because it preserves on film a theatrical version of beatnik life.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 21 November 2013 17:14
But no one comes to MST3K looking for lessons, and this box set is particularly generous with bad films (six in all) and extras.
Written by Brittany Larimore Tuesday, 19 November 2013 23:36
It suffers from predictable material, unequal pacing within the script, and a naïve approach to political discussions.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 15 November 2013 17:27
Nosferatu is a masterpiece of silent cinema that includes some of the creepiest images ever recorded on film.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 04 November 2013 11:31
He’s never less than intriguing, and always leaves you with the impression that whatever you already know about him, there’s still much more yet to be discovered.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Sunday, 03 November 2013 19:41
The statutory rape conviction is the elephant in the room throughout.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Sunday, 20 October 2013 09:47
Its general tone of hipsterish pleasantness is a welcome sign of how much gay life has changed in 45 years.
Written by Adrienne Jones Friday, 11 October 2013 13:47
Shout at the Devil is tedious in a way that no amount of gun fights, shipwrecks, crocodile attacks, or cartoonish camera mugging can help.
Written by Pete Timmermann Monday, 07 October 2013 20:51
The ending is surprisingly affecting, and it played well in my memory long after having seen it.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 03 October 2013 19:18
This may not be the most original of series, but watching it play out is fun.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 02 October 2013 19:09
Location shooting (mostly in Ragusa) is a big part of the show’s appeal.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 02 October 2013 19:00
It’s good but undemanding adult fun, if wacky gangsters are your thing.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 02 October 2013 17:48
There’s nothing really wrong with Bob’s New Suit, but there’s nothing terribly compelling about it either.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 02 October 2013 17:41
Apart from the choice of film, what you get with Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie is what you get with every episode of the television series.
Written by Adrienne Jones Tuesday, 24 September 2013 10:21
Sinbad is so staid that the mood makes most attempts at levity feel false and manages to sap all of the swashbuckling adventure from the series.
Written by Adrienne Jones Thursday, 29 August 2013 20:38
The Idolmaker isn’t a musical in the classic, burst-into-random-song sense, but the doo-woppie, early pop/rock sounds of the film are very important.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 28 August 2013 00:39
It’s a fitting tribute to one of the true masters of comedy.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 28 August 2013 00:09
An American Ghost Story is a very genre-aware film, and exploits the conventions of the haunted house film quite well.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 19 August 2013 17:25
You don’t have to be up to date with British politics to enjoy The Thick of It, because the character types, and the battles they fight, exist in many other situations.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:16
If you can just go with the ridiculousness of it all, MST3K-style, you’ll be fine.
Written by Sean Lass Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:07
A Boy and His Dog tells you what it is right off the bat.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 14 August 2013 23:56
You’d have to be a real grouch to not find some fun in it.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 25 July 2013 21:40
You feel like you’re peering into the lives of people who are much better looking than you but still don’t have it together.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 24 July 2013 18:18
Wellman was quite a character, and he got into Hollywood when it was possible to do so without any particular qualifications other than self-belief.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 24 July 2013 18:08
The UP series is a monumental set of films and an absolute must-see for anyone with a serious interest in documentaries, or in social history.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 24 July 2013 17:41
The Tower is a cut above a typical disaster flick (director Ji-Hoon says The Towering Inferno was one of his inspirations), and not just because the special effects are so impressive.
Written by Matthew Newlin Thursday, 18 July 2013 20:08
The show is gripping from the very first episode, and doesn’t stumble or drag throughout the season.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 10 July 2013 20:05
A more coherent discussion of why his work was groundbreaking would have been far more useful than endless discussions of his womanizing and drug use.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 04 June 2013 20:11
The script by Patrik-Ian Polk is witty and a lot franker than your typical straight coming-of-age film.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 04 June 2013 20:02
There’s not much that’s realistic about K-11, but it’s not imaginative enough to be interesting, either.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 24 April 2013 20:40
Maigret is pure bourgeois, but he can read any situation and talk convincingly with anyone.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 11 April 2013 20:40
They’re all still pretty matter-of-fact about life choices that would be shocking to most people.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 11 April 2013 20:31
The film’s purpose, it seems, is to give a lot of happy, successful gay people a chance to appear on camera, talk about being gay, and act as inspiration to those in need of some positive vibes.
Written by Jim Dunn Tuesday, 09 April 2013 22:43
The plots on the show are somewhat thin, but its characters are often complex.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 26 March 2013 20:30
I think there should be a rule—for every time you ring someone’s doorbell to try to convert them to your religion, you should get 10 such visits once you’ve started your real life.
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