Tripping Through Gateways

Spielberg’s Jaws begot Joe Dante’s Piranha which begot more man eating fish movies.  One of the most fun of these films was the 1999 smart sharks thriller Deep Blue Sea.  A...

Here is my top ten… top eleven… top twelve … wait… top THIRTEEN… no, no…Top FOURTEEN films of 2017. Before anyone asks?  I have not seen Ladybird, Blade Runner 2049, Call Me By...

Romero wrote and directed this exploration of identity and what a person is willing to do if they lose any sense of it. Henry Creedlow is a pushover.  His wife is...

In the 1930’s an ancient book has been discovered.  with the help of her brother and drunken adventurer Rick O’Connell, librarian Evie Carnahan leads an expedition to locate a lost city...

Scientists may have cracked the code for an Alzheimer’s cure. but they need to keep their funding.  Rich business man and adventurer Russell Franklin needs convincing, so he is visiting their research...

Meet Light Turner.  He is in high school and frustrated by bullies.  He is also angry that the drunk driver who killed his mother walked.  One day, a notebook falls from...

Vee is a young woman who lives life safely.  Her friend Sydney pushes her to take a risk.  And so she joins an online game called Nerve.  In Nerve, there are...

The Circle asks the question: What if Google Were an Evil All Seeing Corporation? (And somebody responds… “IF??”) Emma Watson is Mae, a young woman who dreams of being more than...

A sci-fi thriller set aboard the International Space-station, Life is a competent film.  The effects are good enough to allow for suspension of disbelief.  The cast  is quite likeable.  The story...

Guermillo Del Toro is a man of unique vision.  He always has his own take on traditional monsters.  In Cronos, he tackled vampires in a heartbreaking tale of a grandfather who...

Based on a stage-play, Alfred Hitchcock’s Dial M For Murder is a tense tale of murder and deception…gone wrong. Grace Kelly plays Margot Wendice, a rich socialite married to former tennis...

I confess, I saw the trailers and thought this would be a pretty standard survival flick.  Instead, what I discovered was a very tense thriller of woman versus nature. Blake Lively...