Movies

George Lucas’ First Feature Film, THX 1138 (1971)

“You are a true believer, blessings of the State, blessings of the masses. Thou art a subject of the divine, created in the image of man, by the masses, for the masses.” These are the salutations of OMM, a state-sanctioned deity whose visual representation is Hans Memling’s Christ Giving His…

The Amazing Spidey Fridge Logic

In 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man, Peter Parker has a poster of Rear Window hanging in his room. So Web-Head knows a thing or two about movies. He might know, for example, that long-time Hitchcock collaborator Bernard Hermann didn’t score Rear Window, which is noteworthy because he scored Vertigo, North by…

Therapy TV

(Author’s Note: I originally wrote a version of this article for a website called “Sucker Punch Cinema” that is now very much deceased. But it was a lovely place, I assure you, run by movie nuts whose cinematic obsessions would probably make junkies blanch. Because I spent the last article…

Going Clear: A Review

Before I even begin, I have to give the “Church” of Scientology some credit. I really do. In the year 2015, with literally billions of people connected to the Internet in SOME way or another, they have managed to retain a surprising amount of followers. And by surprising, I mean…

Interstellar Review – Part One | Damian Honderas

(This article contains a multitudinous array of spoilers… Consider yourself warned.) I have been told many times that I worship at the altar of Christopher Nolan, and I have an admission to make: Yeah, I basically do. Note that much of my first column was devoted to Nolan’s input and statements he…

Netflix Killed the Movie Star

Netflix recently announced a major deal with Adam Sandler to release four movies on its streaming platforms the same day as its big-screen premiere. In light of the announcement, of which I am particularly enamored (read with sarcasm), I wanted to analyze the implications of the deal, but not before…