Video Rewind is a look back at forgotten VHS favorites from the video store era, one rental at a time! This month’s movie is 1993’s Matinee.
Forty years ago, on July 25, 1980, a small-budget snobs-versus-slobs summer comedy about the underpaid caddies and overprivileged members of a lily-white country club called Bushwood opened in theaters across the U.S. It was hardly a Cinderella story upon its release. The critics were brutal, and the film struggled to find success at the box office. At…
Since we’re halfway through 2020 (already?) I thought I’d apprise you of some of the latest and most noteworthy Blu-ray reissues I’ve picked up so far this year. Any reviews based on Region “B” editions (which require a multi-region Blu-ray player) are noted as such; the good news is that multi-region players are now more […]
During spring break 2016, I went to visit my Grandma who lives in New York City and surprised her by taking her out to the movies to see, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. Leading up to this visit I had heard a lot of reviews. Mostly from my Grandma’s best friend, Peggy who said […]
Australia is a socially conservative place. And while most people who live here would assume our media is pretty uncensored, we ban films surprisingly often. Here are 11 movies that were banned in Australia, including some surprising choices.
Birdman (2014) Note: This review was originally posted on my film criticism Patreon, I Don’t Spoil The Movie, in December of 2014. I’m not editing the piece itself, even though my opinions on the film may have changed in the years since this was written. I want to thank all of my patrons and fans […]
I will go to bat for anything made by The Lonely Island. This is so true that I watched a half hour-long “visual poem” about the Bash Brothers the day it came out despite having never heard of them before (I’m young, okay!) and loved every minute. Palm Springs is different from their previous work, […]
It Happened One Night is a 1934 pre-code American romantic comedy film directed by Frank Capra. It follows the story of spoiled socialite (Claudette Colbert) tries to get away from her protective father and falls in love with a mischievous reporter (Clark Gable). This romantic comedy is one that was considered a bit racy for the […]
I am a big fan of the Eurovision song contest since I watched it when 12 was the first time until I moved to Saudi Arabia after missing the Eurovision song contest until I watched in 2012 and 2013. I look up all the internet they won the singing in the past from 2014 to […]
12 July 2020. Comment/opinion blog from Claire Durrant about her experience of going to a drive-in cinema.