Tag Archives: movies

Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th.

The sequels never end because the horror never ends.

Fantasy versus science fiction.

In “Star Wars,” the fantasy is divided into good and evil. In “Star Trek,” the science fiction is parsed into old and new.

Hollywood problems.

The problem with “B” listers is simple: they are wanna-be “A” listers. They problem with “A” listers is even simpler: they are “A” listers.

Comics versus movies.

Marvel’s “Infinity” series was mythology and cosmology. MCU’s “Avengers: Infinity War/Endgame” was politics and existentialism.

Fight Club, Mr. Robot, etc.

You say you want a revolution. But you also say you don’t.

Consumer reports.

These film critics write as if their job were to refine and expand their audiences’ list of “likes” and “dislikes.”

Pang Brothers, “Bangkok Dangerous.”

The natural, innocent purveyor of violence is banished from the realms of speech and love.

Revolutionary war.

Most “fight the system” movies cannot imagine revolution as anything other than the skilled utilization of violence.

Who wants to live forever?

“Highlander” and “The Hunger” are two movies which clearly articulate the superhuman difference between the immortal and the eternal.

A preference for horror films over romantic films.

The pleasure in watching other bodies in pain outweighs the pain in watching other bodies in pleasure.