Fictional Films on the Black Death

The Black Death is probably the worst contagion of spreadable disease in the known history of mankind.  It was caused by three different infections:  Bubonic plague, Pneumonic plague  and Septicemic plague.  Plague has ravaged socieities all the way into the 1900s.  The European middle ages is the time when the pestulance killed over 50% of […]

Five Directors Who Never Won An Academy Award

This is just another example of how award shows are probably rigged and political.  Here are five directors who never won.   Stanley Kubrick  – Can you even believe the guy who directed 2001 A Space Odessey, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange and Barry Lydon never won?  There is no justice! Alfred Hitchcock – The master […]

Chick Flicks

Fried Green Tomatoes – Deep South story of love, betrayal, abuse and murder. Kathy Bates shines and the story will get you craving for food too. Also stars Jessica Tandy and Mary-Louise Parker. Thelma & Louise – This is a classic film where going out in a blaze of glory is better than being repressed. […]

Mind Blowing Film Scores

Psycho – Anything Bernard Herrmann did is magic but he makes this shower scene. American Beauty – Thomas Newman‘s score of this 1999 film makes a plastic bag beautiful. The Painted Veil – This one is rarely on other’s lists but the Alexandre Desplat score is haunting. Vertigo – Another Bernard Herrmann masterwork. Beautiful and […]

Films with Fantastic Food

The Godfather – This 1972 class will have you craving spaghetti and meatballs ala Mafia captain Clemenza. </p> Tortilla Soup – This film has so many recipes and food scenes, you’ll be running to the kitchen or grabbing delivery in no time. Goodfellas – Paulie’s razor blade garlic technique is almost as famous as the […]

Chilling Films

Rosemary’s Baby – Roman Polanski directed this classic. Ruth Gordon as the nosey neighbor devil worshipper is a frightening delight. Deliver Us From Evil – This 2006 documentary about a Catholic priest is bone chilling The Shining – Stanley Kubrick’s mastercraft of the incongruous and lurking evil. Psycho – Classic Hitchcock changes one’s view of […]

Funny Movies For Thinking People

Monty Python and the Holy Grail – This is the funniest film of all time and no, that’s not a herring! Harold and Maude – Ruth Gordon is a treasure as an 80 year old free spirit. Bud Cort courts death and the two make a most interesting pair. Should be a tutoiral on Match.com. […]