Every Day

March 11, 2011

The 1980’s were quite possibly the last decade that Hollywood produced decent character-driven dramas for adults. In the 1990’s, visual spectacles based on comic books, television shows, and so on that were enhanced by special effects became the norm.... 

The Ten

January 15, 2008

Since The State broke up in 1995, fans of MTV’s answer to Saturday Night Live have been hoping for a reunion and the group has come close with Wet Hot American Summer (2001) and now The Ten (2007), a satire of the Ten Commandments. Imagine Krzysztof... 

The Omen

October 24, 2006

The Omen (2006) is the latest in a long line of 1970s horror films that did not need to be remade but is anyway by an unimaginative major Hollywood studio with a contemporary spin. Priests in the Vatican arrange a powwow with the Pope to inform him that... 

The Manchurian Candidate

June 26, 2005

Remaking classic movies is almost always a bad idea and usually done for all the wrong reasons. Case in point: Gus Van Sant’s much-maligned misfire, Psycho (1998). There is a reason why these movies are so highly regarded—they don’t need to be remade....