On Sirius, Harry, and Family

I’ve been rewatching every Harry Potter film with my kids for like the fourth time in maybe two months, and each pass through a couple things really stand out. Harry’s relationship with his surrogate father Sirius Black touches every one of my paternal heartstrings. It certainly doesn’t hurt that Gary Oldman and Daniel Radcliffe shared … Continue reading On Sirius, Harry, and Family

It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Full)

We're at the point now in recent times where the memes are the exact same every year, since about 2016 when he-who-will-not-be-named won the US presidential election. They all go about like this: Change the years and, because of this perpetual backslide into the gutter thanks to gun-loving, people-hating, anti-vax, yee-haw Red state bullshit, the … Continue reading It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Full)

Bad Girls We Love: Wendy from Prom Night

There have been plenty of bad girls we secretly/not-so-secretly like throughout the history of horror cinema. Chris Hargensen in Carrie (1976), with her potty mouth, irrational hatred for Carrie White, and the god damn bucket of pig's blood, is probably the gold standard, and rightly so. As much as I absolutely love Nancy Allen's performance, … Continue reading Bad Girls We Love: Wendy from Prom Night

What Lies Beneath

Twenty-one years after its release, What Lies Beneath (2000) is finally available on Blu-ray. Long overdue on the format, this spooky chiller from Robert Zemekis stars Michelle Pfeiffer in one of her most underrated performances as former cellist Claire Spencer, whose life might be haunted. It's also her film, as she's in almost every scene, … Continue reading What Lies Beneath