The Last Town (2014) – Blake Crouch

  So I dug into the third and final book of Blake Crouch’s¬†Wayward Pines trilogy, The Last Town. And once again, I was struck how all three books could have made for three separate and amazing seasons on television, instead of being chopped up into one ten episode season. I mean, the first book you…

Tarantula (1955) – Jack Arnold

  My time with director Jack Arnold continues, thanks to the Sci-Fi Chronicles. This time around, we find ourselves int he middle of the desert menaced by a giant spider. But don’t worry, things work out in the end, and we’re all saved by Clint Eastwood. Really. Near a small desert town, Professor Gerald Deemer…

Spring (2014) – Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead

  Available today from Anchor Bay is this unique film from Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, their follow-up to the delightfully mind-bending Resolution. Available on DVD and Blu-Ray this is a gentle, and beautifully filmed concoction that marries the romance film with the monster movie. At the story’s heart is Evan (Lou Taylor Pucci), whose…

Cinema Paradiso (1988) – Guiseppe Tornatore

  The final recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for my screening of The Last Tango in Paris is actually more than worthy of its own entry in the book, and should have been highlighted as one of the main titles. This is one for every film lover, it’s an…

The Greatest American Hero (1981) – Hog Wild and Classical Gas

  The effects for the flying sequences are still terrible but the charm of the series remains in this week’s installment! First up, Hog Wild. This one ¬†aired 25 November, 1981 and was written once again by Cannell. Ralph (William Katt) and Bill (Robert Culp) are returning from a communication seminar, something Bill feels was…

Hot Docs 2015: Jesus Town USA – Julian Pinder and Billie Mintz

Screening today at the Isabel Bader theatre at 9:15pm is this documentary that plays more like a feature film in its construction than a documentary, it has that wonderful mockumentary Christopher Guest feel to it. The setting is a small town in Oklahoma, not so very far from the Holy City of the Wichitas, a…