Take Me to Tarzana

https://www.youtube.com/embed/YcAbfja3Q8k One of my favorite sub-genres of comedy is the slacker; the personality of someone who generally does not give a f@*k about anything going on around them. For some reason the idea of being that completely free just opens it up to laughter: Clerks, Knocked Up and Stripes are just a few examples. The … Continue reading Take Me to Tarzana

Baby Done

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Fulv5ACoAoE You never know when a film will hit a personal cord, it is something that steers you off course with everything transpiring gaining more in its relatability. The idea of children is always a frightening one, not that I have any but the drastic change in lifestyle I would assume is a complete shock … Continue reading Baby Done

Blithe Spirit (2020)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/wFyLkgneywM It is amusing to see how many ways the genre of ghost/entities can be stretched: from the classic horror to a children’s story or that of a loving romance. Much like clay these stories can be shaped and shifted in any desire you wish but its end result must still be cohesive as a … Continue reading Blithe Spirit (2020)

I’ll Be Around

https://www.youtube.com/embed/OFhxHJUXgk4 The magic behind making films is you can tell any story you want and on top of that in any fashion you wish. There are no rules and with that we can even experience multiple stories at once. Films such as Dazed and Confused, Go, 200 Cigarettes, Can’t Hardly Wait and Smokin’ Aces all … Continue reading I’ll Be Around

5 Years Apart

https://www.youtube.com/embed/yZNI1tGIoT0 Every now and again something we watch on television or on the big screen has the ability to hit close to home. Everyone has a story to tell and it is no shocker when others can relate. As individuals we can feel lost and unsure of our decisions but there is comfort in knowing … Continue reading 5 Years Apart

Easy Does It

I always considered making a film was equivalent to taking part in some sort of odd science experiment. So many different pieces need to come together and balanced the right way to get the end result. Having personal experience in film/television production I will always commend the work put in to complete a project because … Continue reading Easy Does It

Sometimes Always Never

Even now after watching so many films through the years every now and again I can still be surprised by a hidden gem. It doesn’t have to be a block buster or be littered with A-listers; it simply is a change of pace that catches our attention and charms us in the process. In my … Continue reading Sometimes Always Never

Olympia

For those with on-screen careers their “history” is preserved through their performances. We watch them grow before our eyes and we can remember the first time we ever saw them. It is through that lens as well that makes it difficult to separate the person we watch from the person they are behind closed doors. … Continue reading Olympia

The Jesus Rolls

There is a rolodex filled with interesting characters introduced to us by Joel & Ethan Coen, The Coen brothers: H.I. played by Nicolas Cage in Raising Arizona, Anton Chigurh played by Javier Bardem in No Country For Old Men or Marge Gunderson played by Frances McDormand in Fargo. My personal favorite would have to be … Continue reading The Jesus Rolls

Clover

The newest film by writer/director duo Michael Testone and Jon Abrahams, Clover, has arrived on streaming/VOD platforms. It follows two Irish brothers, Mickey played by Abrahams (Scary Movie) and Jackie played by Mark Webber (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) as they try to outwit the Italian Mob led by Tony played by Chazz Palminteri (A … Continue reading Clover