Le Mans (1971 Film)

You can count the number of exceptional auto racing movies on one hand, and you’d still have a couple of fingers left over. Which ones you don’t use to count is entirely up to you. I’m hoping that Ford v Ferrari/Le Mans ’66/whatever it’s called in your neighborhood will take up one of the leftover […]

Parasite (Spoilers)

I am glad that I saw Parasite with a friend. It’s all we have been able to talk about for the past few days. Since then I have done a deep dive into various spoiler filled podcasts, and it appears we are on the right track as to what director Bong Joon-ho is saying. It’s […]

Parasite (No Spoilers)

It was the year of the slow home invasion… In Train to Busan the subtext is about the class system in South Korea. Parasite makes it the text, which is the thing no one talks about. No one except director Bong Joon-ho and his co-writer Han Jin-won. Apparently. The Kim family lives in a semi-basement […]

Train to Busan

“Watch Train to Busan,” they said. “It’ll be fun,” they said. There has been a lot of movies and TV shows featuring zombies since the turn of the century. I didn’t say “about” since the undead are often used as a metaphor so that the writer can tell some other story. A spoonful of zombie […]

Anna and the Apocalypse

Anna and the Apocalypse is not only a zombie high school musical comedy, it’s also Scottish. Therefore it’s not crap. Anna (Ella Hunt, Dickinson) is in her final year of secondary school. After graduation, she wants to take a gap year and travel around Australia. Her father, Tony (Mark Benton, Shakespeare & Hathaway), is not […]

Anna (2019 film)

Instead of remaking a movie, what if you took the basic idea and created all new characters? Or, what if you took a couple of similar, yet different, films and mashed them up? Luc Besson has attempted to answer those questions with his latest film, Anna. The result is not greater than the sum of […]

Liz Phair: Horror Stories

In 1993, Liz Phair blasted out of the gate with Exile in Guyville. It was a bold statement of intent. It’s one of the most important and influential albums of the era, and is included on a plethora of top ten lists. But at the time, you were more likely to hear Exile in Guyville […]