The Thing from Another World (1951) and The Thing (1982)

The Thing from Another World (1951) written by Charles Lederer, Howard Hawks, and Ben Hecht based on the novella Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, Jr. directed by Christian Nyby The Thing (1982) written by Bill Lancaster based on the novella Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, Jr. directed by John Carpenter By now remakes are a tried-and-true […]

Ex Machina (2015)

Guest contributor Rogelio Rodríguez shares his thoughts on Alex Garland’s Ex Machina. Ex Machina (2015) written and directed by Alex Garland You’re probably in the presence of a great film when you can discern ideas from classic novels like Frankenstein (1818) or The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), but they’re even better developed. You’re probably […]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

I sat down with guest contributors Gerry Lopez and Ed Townsend for a geektastic conversation about the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. In general it was pretty civilized. Check it out below. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) written by Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, and Michael Arndt based on Star Wars characters by […]

Shutter Island (2010)

Shutter Island (2010) written by Laeta Kalogridis based on the novel Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane directed by Martin Scorsese The first time I watched Shutter Island, I sat transfixed as the end credits rolled, slowly absorbing what I had just seen and feeling an infinite wave of sadness. This is one of the few […]

The Fly (1958 and 1986)

The Fly (1958) written by James Clavell based on the short story The Fly by George Langelaan directed by Kurt Neumann The Fly (1986) written by Charles Edward Pogue and David Cronenberg based on the short story The Fly by George Langelaan directed by David Cronenberg I first watched David Cronenberg’s remake of The Fly […]

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 […]