“I drink your milkshake!”

One of the great things about having a teenager that’s into good art; be it music, films, books, etc, is that you get to go back and revisit all those great films they haven’t seen yet but you have. My son and I have been doing this for a couple years now. First it was […]

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Revisiting The Classics : The Films of Scorsese and Coppola

There are milestones you look forward to in the lives of your children. First words, first steps, first day of school, first best friend, sleepovers, learning to drive, high school graduation, college graduation, marriage, and then becoming a parent themselves. Then there’s the milestones that parents look forward to because the parents themselves are interested […]

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Uncomfortable Conversations : ‘The Voice of the Voiceless’ Speaks Volumes

At the end of May this year Black Lives Matters protests took place at the Allen County Courthouse in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. What began as peaceful protests turned into violence and chaos as the Fort Wayne Police Department began pepper spraying and tear gassing protesters, unprovoked. A three-year old was tear gassed, a 21-year […]

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Michael Dugan’s ‘Mausoleum’

Spoiler Alert!!!  As we roll well into the third month of social distancing and pandemic loneliness there’s one thing I’ve realized: I don’t take advantage of my Shudder subscription nearly enough. I mean, I’ve had it since November of 2018. I grabbed it first and foremost for Graham Reznick’s crazy and most-excellent Dead Wax. That […]

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Ode To A Movie Theater

What was the last movie you saw at the theater before the world went to shit? Me? My son and I saw The Invisible Man. I loved it. I wish I could go see it again. Or go see anything at all. Hell, give me an Ernest Comes Back From The Dead or Final Destination […]

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Tilman Singer’s ‘Luz’

Luz is one of those kinds of movies where you leave your preconceptions at the door and just experience it viscerally. Sitting down with Tilman Singer’s Luz and wanting a narrative-rich horror film with lots of scares and gore is the wrong way to approach it. You need to step into this movie as if […]

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Mike Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep

I grew up knowing The Shining as a Stanley Kubrick film that scared the hell out of me, even in “Edited For Television” form. The desolation of the Overlook Hotel, the jittery but optimistic mother, the alcoholic father slowly losing his mind to the ghosts that resided there, and the strange little boy named Danny […]

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