Black Christmas: Season’s Grievings Editon (1974) – Bob Clark

  Some people love the happy joyous type of films at Christmas, and while there is something to be said for all that good-will, happy endings and schmaltz that seem to highlight most of them, that morbid, macabre underside of humor and the holidays seem to be more appealing… As much as I loved Scrooged,…

Superman III (1983) – Richard Lester

  My time with Kal-El (Christopher Reeve) continues during my exploration of the Sci-Fi Chronicles book, and where nostalgia will forgive a lot of the things in Superman II, it can’t even pretend with Superman III; though, admittedly, there are a few sequences and story threads I like. However, if director Richard Lester’s version of…

Superman II (1980) – Richard Lester

  The Sci-Fi Chronicles book just keeps paying off, I’m loving this incredibly large tome, and I can’t believe how quickly I’m working my way through it (admittedly I’ve seen, and reviewed a lot of the stuff before). Having previously reviewed Superman: The Movie, I moved forward to the next title, Superman II. Now, I…

Superman (1978) – Richard Donner

Anyone who knows me, knows that alongside Iron Man, my favorite comic book hero of all time is Superman. He has always given me something to strive for, to try to make myself better than I am, to hold myself and others to a higher form of ideals. And all of that stems back to…

Toronto After Dark – Shorts After Dark

In the midst of a brilliantly busy Saturday in Toronto, including the annual Zombie Walk and the Grand Opening of the iconic comic book store The Silver Snail in its new Yonge¬†Street location, I settled into the balcony of the Bloor Cinema to watch the shorts program of this outstanding festival. Featuring 9 shorts of…