With the original Friday the 13th (F13) celebrating its fortieth anniversary recently, I decided to revisit the film that launched the franchise, and then wound up rewatching the next seven sequels after that. This was an impromptu marathon, perfectly made for these lockdown times, but one I'm glad I embarked upon, even if I'm feeling … Continue reading Return to Crystal Lake
Month: May 2020
Into the Night
We all have movie genres we love, but many of us take it a notch deeper, even, with an all-abiding affection for certain subgenres that most casual movie viewers might not even recognize as existing. Usually though, once you notice them, you can't stop seeing them everywhere. The "one crazy night" subgenre is pure manna … Continue reading Into the Night
Oh, (Fair)Child: The Seduction
A friend recently texted to tell me he was watching the episode of Magnum, P.I. guest-starring sultry '80s legend Morgan Fairchild. Even all these years later, an appearance by Morgan Fairchild in just about anything is something best friends make sure to alert each other about. Especially if said friends are Gen Xers, for whom … Continue reading Oh, (Fair)Child: The Seduction
…And Then Things Got Better
Some states and localities might be partially reopening. In some cases, they're doing so against all logic and reason, so there's still a decidedly "we're not out of the woods yet" feel to it all. I'm expecting to be working from home for a while longer because I can't fathom how you socially distance in … Continue reading …And Then Things Got Better
“I’m very good at the past. It’s the present I can’t understand”: Disappearing Subcultures
Living on lockdown, quarantine, or self-imposed isolation due to this horror film we're collectively starring in right now got me thinking about how easy it used to be to move through and within the subcultures of certain communal spaces. Specifically, because I'm a nerd to the nth degree, I'm thinking about a range of public … Continue reading “I’m very good at the past. It’s the present I can’t understand”: Disappearing Subcultures
Viva La Pfeiffer!
Michelle Pfeiffer’s birthday has been and gone. Michelle is my favourite actress, I’ve loved her through good movies and bad, and I’ve never seen a …Viva La Pfeiffer!