Moore’s first appearance as Bond may be exciting, but it’s also different than anything you were expecting.
The best of Wes Anderson reviewed!
A thoughtful documentary filled with shocking, unforgettable truth.
Diamonds are forever, but this movie feels longer. Connery’s last official Bond leaves a lot to be desired.
A lesson in finding humanity.
Rob Reiner’s The Princess Bride is a film that has acquired a cult following within our culture in the thirty years since its release. Like the fairy tale story it sets out to tell, the […]
Sofia Coppola’s take on Thomas Cullinan’s novel The Beguiled (or The Painted Devil)—and by association Don Siegel’s 1971 film adaptation—is a dusky, sensual and twisted sort of fairytale. Coppola’s version is vastly different tonally, as […]
Dario Argento unleashed something masterfully simple and profoundly horrifying in his 1977 film Suspiria. The violence depicted and put on display in Suspiria is so graphic and wild, rather than just being cheap and bad taste, it […]
There is a certain generation of directors whose filmography would span genres and they would use their unique voice to tell all sorts of stories with equal parts respect and creativity. Every director would have […]
You wouldn’t know it from watching Misery, but director Rob Reiner had no experience whatsoever in making thrillers when he accepted the difficult job of adapting this bottle-thriller. Sure, he made Stand by Me, another […]
Parisienne philosophy professor Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert) finds herself at odds when a series of dismaying events occur which leave her completely untethered and surprisingly free. Having arrived at her midlife chock-full of wisdom and stability, […]
For more Halloween coverage by FilmEra, check out the Halloween Series Hub Page. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers represents a turning point for the series, which had until this point benefited from the […]
Shot in just eight days on a $60,000 budget, The Blair Witch Project is the epitome of indie filmmaking. That’s partially why its success was so ground-breaking. With little resources, three actors, and a small […]
Why can’t I just be what I am? Why isn’t that possible? An orchestral crescendo rises and promptly falls as the opening credits drift into a frigid scene. A young six-year-old girl bundled up in […]
It is a great pleasure to do the review for this British horror film. One goal I have in writing the reviews that I do is to share the excitement I feel upon watching something […]
Agnes? It’s me, Billy… Despite its dread effectiveness, Bob Clark’s 1974 holiday slasher Black Christmas has a legacy that feels more like a footnote than anything; it’s celebrated more for its influence on more successful […]
“It ain’t like it used to be, but it’ll do.” One of the greatest slices of western Americana you’re ever bound to find, The Wild Bunch is, in many ways, a series of goodbyes. A goodbye […]
In early 2011, I started paying attention to trailers for this bizarre animated feature, a quirky western with a cast of funny animal characters and Johnny Depp as a chameleon that looks as if the […]
This was my first full dive into Director Peter Yates’ late 60’s action movie Bullitt. Having seen the famous car chase a number of times, I felt Horsepower Month was the right time to finally get […]
Family is everything is the repeated mantra of Fast & Furious. Our eighth entry—the first after Paul Walker’s tragic death—is about the possibility of future generations. The finest moments are when it’s forward-looking. It’s Dwayne […]
In Loving Memory of Burt Reynolds. I just got outta the cheapest choke n’ puke I could find and hopped in my Jimmy and barreled down the highway sipping on hundred mile coffee. The car […]
Experimental and avant-garde film is generally defined as being made outside of the film industry on an artisanal basis and disregarding and redefining the traditional structures of narrative film. Many experimental films involve arts from […]
The Fast and the Furious is an early-‘00s marketing team’s wet dream. Straight from the pages of a street racing magazine, the initial installment captured the zeitgeist of a particular sub-culture, being in the right […]
Here we are. The Showa Era is behind us, and we’re ready for a new and fresh start on the Godzilla franchise in 1984. Except it really wasn’t very good. Maybe I’ve watched too many […]
Superhero movies suck most of the time. They’re usually a special brand of generic that tell paint-by-number wish fulfillment stories yet also deviate from the source material so much it actually loses a lot of […]
Welcome, everyone, to the third installment of my Bond retrospective. I’ve previously covered James Bond Retrospective: Dr. No and James Bond Retrospective: From Russia With Love. This here is the big one: Goldfinger. Before we get into it, […]
At long last, I have officially wrapped up the Showa Era with this final entry! Fortunately, everything that Filmstruck did not have was available on Blu-ray, and I’ve enjoyed every one. What I really like […]
Yi Yi , or 一一, means “one by one” in Chinese. In writer/director Edward Yang’s 2000 slice-of-life drama, the story follows the Jiangs and their extended family. After one day, the matriarch of the family […]
My Own Private Idaho is a celebration of River Phoenix. This was an actor, an artist, creating at his peak before going out too young. The best thing you can say about an actor is […]
Welcome to the second installment in my James Bond retrospective. This here is one of my personal favorites. Before we get into it, let’s go over some of my rules: Mainstream, EON films only. I’m doing […]
What do you know about women?” That was the profound question asked of Martin Scorsese before he was hired to direct Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. “Nothing,” Scorsese wisely answered. “But I’m willing to learn.” […]
I love James Bond movies. I didn’t like sports or hunting with my dad, so we bonded (no pun intended) over spy flicks. I thought I’d revisit every single Bond film for the site, dissecting […]
Five orphaned sisters, Lale (Günes Sensoy), Selma (Tugba Sunguroglu), Nur (Doga Zeynep Doguslu), Ece (Elit Iscan), and Sonay (Ilayda Akdogan) race down to the beach to frolic in the water with their male classmates now […]
The Conversation is not as well-known as Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather trilogy or Apocalypse Now, but it rivals them in allure.
“I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley.” was a line I’ve seen quoted a million times on the internet (along with many other jokes), but I have never seen this movie. It is high […]