Month: January 2018

Your iPhone Is Making You a Zombie (Cell, 2016)

In a lot of ways, Cell is an update of George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead.  King has replaced the mall full of zombies as the representation of mindless consumption with modern technology.  Specifically Cell phones. Clay Riddell is a graphic novelist who is…

Hope in Retreat (Dunkirk, 2017)

The Nazi’s are on the march across Europe.  In the French city of Dunkirk, the Allies have been beaten back.  The British and the French are trying to get out before they are overtaken by the Nazi armies. The British are waiting for ships…

When It All Goes Wrong (Free Fire, 2016)

Ord and Justine have brokered a black market arms deal with Chris and Frank.  Just as the deal seems done, a beef between two of their henchmen breaks out that results in a shootout.  An hour long shootout. And then things get bad. I…

Inner Conflict (The Hidden, 1987)

Detective Tom Beck has a head scratcher of a case.  He is investigating a man who, up until a week prior had been a law abiding citizen.  One day Jack DeVries just up started killing people, stealing cars, robbing banks and listening to heavy…

Get Arnold (Killing Gunther, 2017)

SNL Alumni Taran Killam wrote and directed this entry into the fake documentary genre.  Killam plays Blake, a mid-level hitman who aspires to prove himself by taking out the infamous Gunther. Gunther is the hitman all other hitmen both admire and fear. Blake believes…

The Dream…

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”  

Live Fast (Baby Driver, 2017)

Director Edgar Wright is known for his playing with genres, usually via comedy.  He has tackled action films through Hot Fuzz, horror through Shaun of the Dead and Sci-Fi with The World’s End.  He was long attached to Marvel’s Ant Man (going back before…