A Few Good Men (1992) Retrospective Review

A Few Good Men (1992) is a legal drama film based on a stage play written by renowned scriptwriter Aaron Sorkin who is best known for works such as The West Wing (1999-2006) and The Social Network (2010) among others. The writer adapted the stage play for the big screen and the resulting script was… Continue reading A Few Good Men (1992) Retrospective Review

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) Retrospective Review and Analysis

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) is a Japanese animated science fiction drama film directed by the award-winning Mamoru Hosoda. It's based on a 1967 novel of the same name written by Yasutaka Tsutsui and serves as a loose sequel and retelling of the the source material - sharing the same theme and premise.… Continue reading The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) Retrospective Review and Analysis

Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Review [Spoilers]

The Terminator franchise has had some hits and misses in its 35 years. And besides the first two, they’ve mostly been misses. But it looks to turn that around with Terminator: Dark Fate (2019), which is also known as Terminator 3: The Third Try, We Hope We Get It Right This Time. As the sixth installation to the… Continue reading Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Review [Spoilers]

Friday the 13th (1980) Retrospective Review and Analysis

When Camp Crystal Lake reopens after being closed down 20 years ago for being cursed with death, would-be camp counselors Alice, Bill, Jack, Ned, Marcie, Brenda, and Annie find themselves stalked by a unseen killer, who hunts then down one-by-one on the night of Friday the 13th.

Mamma Mia! (2008) Retrospective Review

In honor of Mother's Day and all moms out there, I've decided to tackle a film that is not only a favorite of many of mothers, but is also a film that celebrates (or at least tries to) the relationship of a daughter, her mother, and the her three possible fathers. Background and Logo: ©… Continue reading Mamma Mia! (2008) Retrospective Review

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Retrospective Review and Analysis

Background: © Lucasfilm Ltd. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) is a personal favorite - easily one of my top ten favorite films of all time. It's something that I like watching every now and then to get that "feel good" vibe after a bad week or a sick day. It's wish fulfillment at its… Continue reading Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Retrospective Review and Analysis

Psycho (1960) Retrospective Review and Analysis

Brought to you by the master of suspense himself, Psycho (1960) is arguably Alfred Hitchcock's best and most influential film - something not easily said given that the director has put out at least 47 films in his 60-year career. But, none of his other works have garnered the same praise or have left as… Continue reading Psycho (1960) Retrospective Review and Analysis

Casino (1995) Retrospective Review and Analysis

Background: © Universal Pictures Based on the lives of real-life mob associate and casino executive Frank Rosenthal, Martin Scorsese directs this 1995 epic crime film starring actor Robert de Niro (Heat, Cape Fear), who has worked with the director eight times before and will continue to work with him two more times after. Alongside De… Continue reading Casino (1995) Retrospective Review and Analysis