Author: Joshua Tyler

Gandhi

Gandhi

In a society rife with Robin Williams waterworks and Ben Affleck angst, it's nice to have an occasional jolt of truth. Gandhi, while a couple of decades old now, still has that bold-faced honesty...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Some films are beyond cynicism. A real classic influences the hearts and minds of audiences, even generations after its creation. Some classics like The Wizard of Oz hold such value that they become...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

UHF

UHF

Since it's debut in the late '80s, UHF has since managed to obtain some sort of cult status; mostly among potheads and manic, munchie-hungry, college kids. Creator "Weird Al" Yankovic would blame its dismal...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Frailty

Frailty

What if God spoke to you? No, I'm not talking about last night when you drank that bottle of tequila. What if he came to you sober and gave you a mission?The Maiks...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Shipping News

The Shipping News

Kevin Spacey is the Spock of serious actors. He's dependable, methodical, passionless, a huge fan of saying everything by saying nothing at all. He tends to gravitate towards characters hiding some sort of...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors

It's not easy to bring a movie in under budget. Just ask Lucas, Zemeckis, or any big name director. But how do you manage to make a film without a budget at all...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Some films are beyond cynicism. A real classic influences the hearts and minds of audiences, even generations after its creation. Some classics like The Wizard of Oz hold such value that they become...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Master of Disguise

Master of Disguise

Once the chief late-night headliner on NBC's Saturday Night Live, Dana Carvey has been reduced to appearing in films emblazoned with the phrase "An Adam Sandler Production." I wondered what it must be like...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage

I'm not one for Septemeber 11 censorship. You know what I mean, where the big, loving movie studios protect us from facing the grief and loss of that stupendous tragedy by erasing every trace...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Cq

Cq

Am I supposed to be excited that Francis Ford Coppola's son is directing his first film? Apparently everyone else is. Maybe Roman Coppola will become the genius director his father is. But if...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Queen of the Damned

The Queen of the Damned

Most horror movies are all flash, action, and plenty of screaming. The Queen of the Damned is no exception to the rule, despite attempts to become something more, but it still manages to deliver...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Road to Perdition

Road to Perdition

Murder is a cold and senseless act. Those who make it their life must by necessity be hard and brutal men. Road to Perdition never flinches away from that, but somehow, in the...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde

You'd have to be legally intoxicated not to realize that Legally Blonde is little more than Clueless goes to college. Yet, unlike most other teen-to-twenties translations, Legally Blonde manages to maintain a certain sense...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Glass House

The Glass House

People who live in glass houses... better not have much to hide. Because sooner or later, you'll get caught with your pants down, leaving everything hanging out for everyone to see.The Glass House stars...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Ghosts of Mars

Ghosts of Mars

America loves convenience. After all, we're the culture that invented the cell phone, the 24-hour ATM, and my most beloved, the remote control. Yet perhaps this time, with Ghosts of Mars, we have...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Showtime

Showtime

Rodney Dangerfield knew it. You can't get respect being funny. Nobody gets anywhere unless you're taken seriously. At least that's the company line these days in Hollywood, where it seems most of...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Deuces Wild

Deuces Wild

I'm not sure The Godfather was a good thing. Because it was such a success, filmmakers seem to have gotten the impression that any movie involving Italian gangs is automatically a high quality affair....

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Iron Monkey

Iron Monkey

The American action film has been slowly drowning to death in a sea of Asian wire-fu copycats. It's not a pretty death, and it's leaving the likes of Schwarzenegger, Stallone, and Van Damme wearing...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Riding in Cars with Boys

Riding in Cars with Boys

Chick flicks can be hard to watch. I'll admit it: It was painful to sit through Beaches. Steel Magnolias was a trial. As a man, even as one who prides himself on...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Majestic

The Majestic

As a film lover, I've always been enamored with the magic of the modern American moviegoing experience. Unlike the beer-between-breaks mentality of television programming or the solitary confinement of DVDs, the cinema is a...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

When you're a kid, candy is a dream: a fluffy white cloud of chocolate joy. For adults, candy is poison, a fat filled brick of love handles, pimples, and excessive flatulants. But, Willy...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Impostor

Impostor

Not long ago, some genius a lot smarter than me decided it might be nice if instead of just one sheep, we could have two. Thus began man's obsession with cloning: an obsession that,...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Goonies

The Goonies

The Goonies has convinced me that sterility might not be such a bad thing.The Goonies stars Sean Astin and Corey Feldman in their formative years, as leaders of a ratty group of kids who live...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Gandhi

Gandhi

In a society rife with Robin Williams waterworks and Ben Affleck angst, it's nice to have an occasional jolt of truth. Gandhi, while a couple of decades old now, still has that bold-faced honesty...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Six Days in Roswell

Six Days in Roswell

I am not normally one to sit around watching documentaries. But this weekend I was bored with nothing else to do, so I popped in a video cassette someone over at Beatnik Home Entertainment...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

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