Tag Archives: Lili Taylor

My 12 Favorite Horror Movies

Halloween is coming, and the dead shall rise from their graves. At least on a TV screen near you. We are awash in lists of the greatest horror movies ever made, and everybody’s trying to come up with a twist of their own. Well, I decided to just list my 12 favorites, a bunch of … Continue reading My 12 Favorite Horror Movies

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

THE MAZE WAS JUST THE BEGINNING.  After getting out of the maze, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien), Teresa (Kaya Scodelario) and the other boys are taken to a facility where everything does not seem to be right under the surface… This sequel throws the teenagers into new dangerous adventures, this time in 3D, where they also meet … Continue reading Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Born on the Fourth of July: All Quiet on the Southeastern Front

A STORY OF INNOCENCE LOST AND COURAGE FOUND.   It took a while for me to realize that the date I revisited this film on Bluray was July 4th. I may be daft, but so is anyone who doesn’t consider this film to be another example of just how patriotic Oliver Stone is. Along with … Continue reading Born on the Fourth of July: All Quiet on the Southeastern Front

The Conjuring

In 1971, the Perron family moves into an old house in Rhode Island and it doesn’t take long for unexplainable things to happen there; eventually, they contact the Warrens (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga), paranormal investigators. Echoing Poltergeist, The Exorcist, American Horror Story and the director’s own Insidious, this wildly successful horror movie (which is loosely … Continue reading The Conjuring

Public Enemies

AMERICA’S MOST WANTED. It’s 1933 and John Dillinger (Johnny Depp) has just been proclaimed America’s public enemy number one; Bureau of Investigation agent Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale) intends to hunt him down. A disappointment considering director Michael Mann’s talent; the movie is leisurely paced, nothing new comes out of an oft-told story and the HD cinematography … Continue reading Public Enemies

High Fidelity

A COMEDY ABOUT FEAR OF COMMITMENT, HATING YOUR JOB, FALLING IN LOVE AND OTHER POP FAVORITES. Rob Gordon (John Cusack), owner of a small record store in Chicago, is dumped by his girlfriend (Iben Hjejle) and tries unsuccessfully to get over her. The setting in Nick Hornby’s amusing, somewhat angst-ridden British novel has been changed … Continue reading High Fidelity

Four Rooms

TWELVE OUTRAGEOUS GUESTS. FOUR SCANDALOUS REQUESTS. AND ONE LONE BELLHOP, IN HIS FIRST DAY ON THE JOB, WHO’S IN FOR THE WILDEST NEW YEAR’S EVE OF HIS LIFE.  Bellboy Ted (Tim Roth) works on New Year’s Eve and has to deal with a bunch of witches, an odd married couple, two young troublemakers and, lastly, … Continue reading Four Rooms