We’ve all got those favorite movies that don’t exist. I’d love to see Sand Pirates of the Sahara, the fake movie-within-the-movie we get only glimpses of in The Majestic. I’d also love to see The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Against the World Crime League, the sequel that was promised to us at the end of … more…
Why Ferenc Arpad’s 1951 B movie is on my A list of Best. Movies. Ever.
Why do slasher movies make us laugh in the instant after we jump and scream? When comedy works, it’s for the same reason that horror does: It surprises us, and laughter and screams emanate from that same primitive lizard part of our brains, one that reacts before we can think.
Toss a coin: Which do you prefer: A Heartwarming(TM) tale of one man’s triumph over mental illness? Or one director’s biting off more than he can chew and falling rather flat on his face? Or one more mostly terrific performance from Crowe? No need to look for a three-sided coin — you get all three in A Beautiful Mind.