Breakdown: 25 years of full-throttle thrills, chills, and characters worth road-tripping into danger with
“A Buzz story would allow me to do a sci-fi movie in the tone that I was interested in. It would be different than a Toy Story. It would be more of a straightforward, hard sci-fi movie punctuated with character and comedy.”
– Angus MacLane
The Black Phone is a perfect example of how to tell a simple, somewhat familiar story with flair, intelligence, and style.
If this overheated phantasmagorical whirligig didn’t quite set my heart on fire, thanks in large part to Butler’s mesmerizing magnificence, I still couldn’t have stopped falling in love with Elvis even had I wanted to try.
Spiderhead is a great Twilight Zone or Black Mirror scenario, only one that offers up a terrific idea, asks several fascinating questions, and then frustratingly doesn’t know how to reach a satisfying resolution.
As slight as Good Luck to You, Leo Grande is, there is something so distinctly personal about what Brand and Hyde are doing that it’s doubtful their sublime little comedy-drama will dissipate from my memory anytime soon.
Lightyear is nonsense, but it is frequently enthralling nonsense.
Is 1959’s The Horse Soldiers one of John Ford’s better westerns? No. Of course not. But that does not make it any less entertaining.
“We love that in our movies you can find a subtext. You can find more things when you watch a second time.”
– Fernando González Gómez