Paul Verhoeven was flying high in Hollywood after the back-to-back success of Robocop and Total Recall, and Joe Eszterhas was getting ridiculous sums of money for his screenplays. Eszterhas sold his script for Basic Instinct for over 3 million dollars, which was unheard of for a spec script—but this was the late '80s/early '90s, where the notion of … Continue reading Basic Instinct – Blu-Ray Review
The world-renowned linguist and anarchist Noam Chomsky may not watch many films today. Michel Gondry once said “he never watches movies” during a interview for his 2013 animated documentary Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?: An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky. However Noam and his first wife Carol (who passed away in 2008) were … Continue reading Favourite Films with Noam Chomsky!
The Stylist is a new horror movie released by Arrow Video about a hairstylist who goes on a rampage of cutting people’s scalps off. It’s a case of a movie that was clearly based on a short, becoming the director Jill Gevargizian’s first full feature. It has the issues that many shorts-turned-features have, that not … Continue reading The Stylist – Blu-Ray Review
Lake Mungo is an Australian horror mockumentary that for some reason has gained a serious cult following. The fact that it’s held in high esteem by some is something I find really baffling. It’s about a family whose members start having strange supernatural experiences after their 16-year-old daughter, Alice Palmer, drowns when swimming at the … Continue reading Lake Mungo – Blu-Ray Review
Amusement Park is a long-lost George A. Romero film, one that hasn’t been seen in 40+ years. Made in 1973, it was financed by the Pittsburgh Lutheran Society and it is actually a PSA film. That was the same year Romero made The Crazies. Romero was always a regional filmmaker, and he had a background … Continue reading Amusement Park – Film Review