In The Brave and the Bold #197 (April 1983, DC Comics) Alan Brennert penned what I consider to be the definitive Batman/Bruce Wayne and Catwoman/Selina Kyle story. One of comics’ longest-running and most storied romances, the Bat and the Cat had already been flirting shamelessly and stealing kisses for more than four decades by the … Continue reading The Bat and the Cat →
“Do you believe in destiny? That even the powers of time can be altered for a single purpose? That the luckiest man who walks on this earth is the one who finds… true love?” Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) is peak cinematic romantic-horror for many of us, replete with thematic concerns that resonate … Continue reading Oceans of Time →
Darren Aronofsky’s allegorical assualt to the senses mother! (2017) recently popped up on my radar again, thanks to a social media challenge to name your four favorite films of the last ten years. Narrowing it down was dificult, but one choice was easy. When mother! opened, I wrote a review questioning why most audiences seemed … Continue reading Woman →
I’ve been feeling extremely nostalgic lately for movies that used to be in constant rotation on HBO in the early to mid 1980s. I was too young to be watching them but, you guessed it, I watched them anyway. Remember, I’m part of the last generation of latchkey kids that grew up with the freedom … Continue reading Home Box Office →
I had a really wonderful experience recently watching one of my favorite movies with someone who loves it just as much as I do. And, really, that’s rare, to know someone who loves a movie in the same sort of uncompromised, honest, passionate way that you do. That pure love. So you’ll never feel insecure … Continue reading Feeling Feelings →
Zoë Tamerlis Lund was born in New York City on this day in 1962. She was a musician, model, actress, political activist, producer, and screenwriter, among other things. She was already a gifted pianist when she made her acting debut as the Avenging Angel Thana in Abel Ferrara’s 1981 cult classic Ms. 45, long considered … Continue reading “She Dies in Life, I Live in Death”: Zoë Tamerlis Lund →
When did life get so hard? Oh wait, it’s always been hard. At certain points in time we just fool ourselves into thinking it’s all going smoothly. But in reality we’re always making scary decisions and jumping into the great unknown. Every day, all day, over and over, until we shuffle off this mortal coil. … Continue reading We’ll Jump, and We’ll See →
What a sad, shocking start to 2021. Pop culture icon Tanya Roberts has passed away and from what little we’ve heard so far, it was sudden and unexpected. I’m devastated, and so are nearly all of my movie- and television-obsessed friends. She was as important a screen presence as anyone for us. Tanya and her … Continue reading Rest in Paradise, Angel →
The new year arrives in a matter of hours and chances are we’ll still feel as confused, nervous, and lonely as we have for the last ten months of this year. Hopefully, though, 2021 brings some positive change for us all. And on that note I just want to mention a few positive accomplishments from … Continue reading Sing Us Out, Susie →
I can find tributes or homages to Michelle Pfeiffer anywhere, of course, but even non-obsessives must’ve noticed the similarities between Kristen Wiig’s Barbara Minerva in Wonder Woman 1984 and Michelle’s Selina Kyle in Batman Returns. Both women transform from meek and mousy into ferocious feline predators, Selina as Catwoman and Barbara as Cheetah. Hair plays … Continue reading Feline Fatales →
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