Def Leppard: And There Will Be A Next Time…Live From Detroit

And There Will Be A Next Time…Live From Detroit | Director: Jim Yukich | Rating: 7/11 Although Def Leppard’s swagger (sonic and sartorial) may not be nearly as badass as Motley Crue and their anthems aren’t quite as infectious as Bon Jovi’s, it’s impossible for any fan of 80s hard rock (secretively or otherwise) to deny that the English rockers […]

Five Reasons To Watch Melissa Joan Hart’s Watcher in the Woods

Mysterious happenings, a woman with a secret and, of course, a watcher in the woods come together in the 1981 film Watcher in the Woods which, over the years, has grown into a cult classic. Count amongst the film’s fans Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey, Sabrina the Teenage Witch) who decided to take on the project of remaking the Disney horror film […]

American Valhalla

American Valhalla | Directors: Josh Homme & Andreas Neumann | Rating: 9/11 It’s hard work being a living legend: expectations – those of others and those self-imposed – can be burdensome on the soul, but that pedestal is somewhat easier to rest upon when you A) are harshly and humorously self-aware, B) are given the emotional space to mine some […]

The Hero

The Hero | Director: Brett Haley | Rating: 8/10 | The theme and plot of The Hero isn’t exactly a new one – numerous films have focused on actors coming to terms with their age and morality – but director Brett Haley’s take on the subject is a bit different due to how Sam Elliott carries the film with a […]

The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z | Director: James Gray | Rating: 10/11 Set in both Europe and South America in the early 1900s, The Lost City of Z is a magnificent film that speaks to Gray’s genius as a director. Often forgotten, Gray has made numerous brilliant films (a stand out includes The Immigrant), but he truly outdoes himself with The Lost City of Z, an adventure, war, and […]

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast | Director: Bill Condon | Rating: 11/11| When you’re a Disney fan for life it’s rather hard, and yet also rather easy, to find fault in their films. However, claiming that a new Disney film may beat out a lifetime favorite as your new number one is a bold claim… and one I’m willing to make when it […]

The Neon Demon

The Neon Demon| Director: Nicolas Winding Refn| Rating: 4/11| Director Nicolas Winding Refn’s films have always been a bit over the top, to say the least. Drive and Only God Forgives are enticing looks at humanity (or rather, what happens when morals are tossed to the wind), as well as visually appealing feasts for the eye. Unfortunately The Neon Demon (his horror film set in the modeling world […]