Under the Skin (2013)

Guest contributor Gerry Lopez and I sat down for a conversation about Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin. Under the Skin (2013) written by Walter Campbell and Jonathan Glazer based on the novel Under the Skin by Michel Faber directed by Jonathan Glazer Carlos: Well, Gerry, I have to say I had high expectations for Under […]

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)

Guest contributor Rogelio Rodríguez shares his thoughts on Hugh Hudson’s Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes. Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984) written by Robert Towne and Michel Austin based on the novel Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs directed by Hugh Hudson I often practice […]

Interstellar (2014)

Guest contributor Gerry Lopez and I take on Christopher Nolan’s polarizing Interstellar. Interstellar (2014) written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan directed by Christopher Nolan On a recent trip to Disney World, after experiencing Enchanted Tales with Belle – in which a “magic” mirror transforms into a doorway before our eyes and opens into a […]

Se7en (1995)

Se7en (1995) written by Andrew Kevin Walker directed by David Fincher “You know, this is not gonna have a happy ending.” Truer words have never been uttered. Spoken by detective William Somerset (Morgan Freeman) halfway through David Fincher’s landmark Se7en, the dialogue not only foreshadows the film’s ending, it prepares the audience for one of […]

Her (2013)

Guest contributor Rogelio Rodríguez and I had somewhat opposing views on Spike Jonze’s Her. I hope we can remain friends, although it is unlikely. Her (2013) written and directed by Spike Jonze Sorry, geeks and hipsters. I know many of you adore this sci-fi drama about a lonely introvert (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in love […]

The Wicker Man (1973)

The Wicker Man (1973) written by Anthony Shaffer based on the novel Ritual by David Pinner directed by Robin Hardy I was pretty confused as I watched The Wicker Man. I rented it thinking it was a horror film, but it didn’t seem scary. It had a lot of scenes of people singing and dancing, […]

The Indiana Jones Adventures (1981 to 2008)

The Indiana Jones Adventures (1981-2008) written by Lawrence Kasdan, Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz, Jeffrey Boam, Tom Stoppard, and David Koepp story by George Lucas, Philip Kaufman, Menno Meyjes, and Jeff Nathanson directed by Steven Spielberg I’ve seen this foursome of adventures many, many times. I remember being awed beyond words by the first film, Raiders […]