MAGNUM FORCE (1973)

There’s something different in the air and there’s something different about MAGNUM FORCE in that it kind of serves as a light reprimand of DIRTY HARRY. This 1973 sequel is directed by Ted Post and features a lot of the same bits and pieces from Don Siegel’s original, which makes sense because it features aContinue reading “MAGNUM FORCE (1973)”

DIRTY HARRY (1971)

The world is a stupid place. It’s easy to go through life with a permanent grimace, the sort of glower that makes you down a hot dog before casually strolling across the road to foil a robbery. DIRTY HARRY embodies that cynical yet cavalier spirit and is one of the most influential cop movies ofContinue reading “DIRTY HARRY (1971)”

UNDERWATER (2020)

“Derivative” is not the best word to describe a movie, but it’s hard to escape using it to cover UNDERWATER. The 2020 science fiction directed by William Eubank is notable for being almost exactly like the 1979 science fiction ALIEN, except it takes place in the titular environment and pulls its monster from a somewhatContinue reading “UNDERWATER (2020)”

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (2018)

It’s hard to come up with words to describe exactly how full of energy and joy SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE really is. The 2018 picture scooped the Best Animated Feature Oscar and for good reason, as this foray into the Marvel Comics universe is a truly special experience. It takes the superhero genre and remembersContinue reading “SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (2018)”