Walk the Line (2005) – James Mangold

Joaquin Phoenix brings the legendary Man in Black, Johnny Cash to life in this biographical drama that is the next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of The Sound of Music. The film gives an unflinching look at the life and times of the musician, from his…

Body (2015) – Dan Berk & Robert Olsen

Screening today and again on Thursday at the Slamdance film festival is this taut, tightly written and paced thriller starring three talented young women, Helen Rogers, Alexandra Tushen and Lauren Molina. It’s the Christmas holidays and three BFFs, Holly (Rogers), Cali (Tushen), and Mel (Molina) are hanging out and trying to figure out what to…

Airwolf (1984) – Moffett’s Ghost and The Truth About Holly

String (Jan-Michael Vincent) and Dom (Ernest Borgnine) fly into more trouble this week! First up is Moffett’s Ghost, which aired 6 October, 1984, and was written by T.S. Cook. Briggs (Alex McCord) shows up for the first time of the season, and alongside him is Deborah Pratt’s Marella. Things get a little odd for Airwolf,…

Die Hard (1988) – John McTiernan

The 101 Action Movies brings me another one of my favorites. Fresh off the success of Predator, McTiernan took Bruce Willis, then mostly known for the TV series Moonlighting and launched him into superstardom as everyman police officer John McClane, who just happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Flying out…

The Descent (2005) – Neil Marshall

This is one of my favorite horror films in recent years, and I remember being completely unnerved watching it the first time, it got under my skin, and truly creeped me out. I loved it! So as the penultimate film on the 101 Horror Films list, I was more than happy to revisit it. I…