Forgotten Gems: Tequila Sunrise (***1/2) is a Recurring Dream

As a fan of Russell, Walsh and Juliá, this film has plenty going for it beyond Hall. It's debatable that people these days understand the gravitas of Gibson and Pfeiffer from this film alone. That's okay though. The Oscar nominated cinematography by Hall is worth the price of admission, too. Most people don't live on the beautiful California coast of the late 1980's. It doesn't get old from my seat here in the rains of November. 

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The Fate of the Furious (***): Don’t think. It’s Meat

Don't think. It will all be better that way.

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (*****): More please

o Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 - 2017 Written and Directed by James Gunn Starring  Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell I am so happy this film didn't stink. It could be a little bit of an overreaction to the fact that it doesn't that I … Continue reading Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (*****): More please

The Hateful Eight (Roadshow Edition) ****1/2 is a study of balance

The Hateful Eight - 2015 Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino Starring  Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Lee Horsley, Zoë Bell, James Park, Gene Jones, Dana Gourrier That actors save their best performances for Quentin Tarantino is certainly not a surprise. That he continues to pull new good actors from the fringes … Continue reading The Hateful Eight (Roadshow Edition) ****1/2 is a study of balance

Bone Tomahawk (****): I believe those fleas were alive and talented

Bone Tomahawk Written and Directed by S. Craig Zahler Starring Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins, Lili Simmons, David Arquette, Sid Haig, Sean Young, Evan Jonigkeit Two murdering thieves (Haig and Arquette) hear a sound as they rob the corpses of their victims. Going off to investigate, they end up crossing into the sacred ground of a tribe of cannibalistic Troglodytes...the kind that … Continue reading Bone Tomahawk (****): I believe those fleas were alive and talented

Furious 7 (***1/2): Meatball Hallmark Card

Furious 7 - 2015 Director James Wan Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham Screenplay Chris Morgan If one could sum up the entire Furious franchise in 3 phrases, it would be: I don't have friends. I got family. I live life a quarter-mile at a time. One last ride. At this point, … Continue reading Furious 7 (***1/2): Meatball Hallmark Card