I would like to make an illicit confession to you, dear reader: I do not particularly care for Tony Scott’s 1986 film Top Gun. I don’t hate it, or even actively dislike it, but I certainly view the film in… Read More ›
Welcome to Fistful of Features, a celebration of film preservation through physical media and the discussion of cinematic treasures to maintain their relevance in the cultural lexicon. This time we’ll be looking at the 25th anniversary of the first foray… Read More ›
The Cine-Men return from an extended break so it’s only fitting that the episode is extended, as well. On this episode, we not only discuss a handful of recent watches and challenges (Thief via HBO Max and In & Of… Read More ›
16 years later, Michael Mann’s “Collateral” is as strong a neo-noir as ever. But does HDR improve or distract?
In the included commentary for Collateral, director Michael Mann comments that the film picks up in the third act of a standard film. He’s not wrong at all with this description as the audience is given a clue of location… Read More ›
Top Gun: Maverick may not been hitting theaters this summer, but that won’t stop Douglas and Darryl from digging into the entire Tom Cruise catalog to identify out favorite films. Considering he’s been making movies since 1981, narrowing the field… Read More ›
If you were alive in the late ‘80s, you’d be hard-pressed to meet someone who didn’t know Tom Cruise. He’d made some waves as greaser Steve Randle in the adaptation of S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders (1983), entertained as entrepreneurial… Read More ›
There are few cinematic franchises as consistent in delivering action and thrills as the Mission: Impossible franchise. While not as institutionalized as the James Bond: 007 series nor as gratuitous as the Fast & Furious franchise, the Mission: Impossible films… Read More ›