Charlie (Jeff Daniels) and Audrey (Melanie Griffith) put on a good show for her mother in "Something Wild," a 1986 Orion Pictures release directed by Jonathan Demme.

Class of 1986: ‘Something Wild’

One of Jonathan Demme's masterworks — just spiky enough to draw blood and an uncommonly gripping romance about rebellion, reinvention … and maybe redemption.

Movie Jibber-Jabber Vol. 6: San Diego Comic Con, ‘Star Trek Beyond,’ ‘Ghostbusters,’ Film Soceyology

This week, Evan discusses San Diego Comic Con and the new "Ghostbusters" film.

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The Gladiator Sequel that Never was: A film to end all films

If you have never seen Ridley Scott’s Gladiator epic from 2000, you have missed out on a truly seminal movie. Starring the brilliant Russell Crowe as the courageous Maximus Decimus Meridius, Gladiator boasted a superb narrative while it revived the careers of Crowe, Joaquin Pheonix and director Ridley Scott.   The ending of this film […]

How factually correct was Last Vegas?

Last Vegas is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Jon Turteltaub starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline. The film tells the story of three friends who take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal. Billy (Douglas), […]


Movie Jibber-Jabber Vol. 5: The F***, Yeah! Film Fest

This week's Jibber-Jabber looks back at the inaugural F***, Yeah! Film Festival — a weekend-long exploration of largely late-'80s / early-'90s action films.

Movie Jibber-Jabber Vol. 4: You Must Remember This & Indy Film Fest

A light week, with information about Indy Film Fest and a great podcast about the history of Hollywood.

The Phantom (Billy Zane) and his trusty steed, Hero, battle evil forces in "The Phantom," a 1996 Paramount Pictures action-adventure directed by Simon Wincer.

Class of 1996: ‘The Phantom’

Considering its lack of personality in hindsight, perhaps “The Phantom” would have been better served betting the house on its old-school aesthetic.

Movie Jibber-Jabber, Vol. 3: Nicolas Winding Refn, Indiana IMAX, Vader, Summer of Schlock

This week, Evan takes a look at "The Neon Demon," the Indiana State Museum IMAX, and his Summer of Schlock.