Though far from flawless as a comedy, Martin Scorsese’s use of the form as catharsis to shake off his setbacks makes "After Hours" its own sort of masterpiece.
Next up on Film on Vinyl’s playlist: Spacelab 9's release of the "Outlander" soundtrack. It's a score torn between two worlds.
But in 1999, Altman tried something a bit unique – he directed a motion picture with a plot. One plot. One story. A comparatively small cast of characters. "Cookie's Fortune" is Altman’s funniest picture since “M*A*S*H."
From a banner year for sci-fi comedies, Nick takes a look at one of the greatest ... and one of the not-so-greatest.
Zero Effect” tells the story of Daryl Zero (Bill Pullman), supposedly the world’s “most private detective.” The screenplay is alluring, the script is tight (like something David Mamet might have written, albeit without his trademark stilted dialogue), and the acting is first rate.
Mondo’s release of the “Shaun of the Dead” soundtrack is nothing less than brilliant.
For a film forged by favors and trial-by-fire filmmaking, it earns its place in the panoply of ’90s psychological thrillers that throw you for a loop…or six.
Welcome to another installment of Film on Vinyl, Joe Donohue’s column that celebrates the blending of his love for film and music by reviewing and dissecting movie (and now T.V. soundtracks) pressed on the oh-so-sweet vinyl record. Next up on the playlist: Joe’s top picks for television soundtracks. It’s no surprise about how much that […]
This is classic Mamet — a labyrinthine plot entrapping a common man into an axiomatic contrivance of grand proportion. Mamet reveals only what we need to know, when we need to know it.
Welcome to another installment of Film on Vinyl, Joe Donohue’s column that celebrates the blending of his love for film and music by reviewing and dissecting movie soundtracks pressed on the oh-so-sweet vinyl record. Next up on the playlist: Spacelab 9’s release of the “The Lego Movie” soundtrack. With “Jurassic World” breaking records and gobbling […]
Forty years after the release of Robert Altman's country classic "Nashville," Austin tells us his thoughts once he sees it for the first time!
To call “Re-Animator” campy and leave it at that seems a knee-jerk reaction to discredit, or disregard, the clear skill behind an excellent American horror movie.
In the wake of the box office success "Jurassic World," Austin takes a retrospective look at another prehistoric monster, "Godzilla" (1954). Read his thoughts after seeing the original 61-year-old classic for the first time.
In the wake of "Insidious: Chapter 3," Austin turns to horror franchises. And what better blind spot to remedy than "Scream"!