Review: ‘Once Upon A Time In The West’ (1968)

Good evening! I'm taking a break from the Atomic Film Fest to talk about a movie I watched last night called Once Upon A Time In The West. It's pretty great, if you've not seen it. Actually, I'm not sure why or how I'd not seen of it until just recently, and I don't even think I'd heard of it. I know I've seen How The West Was Won, so maybe I got the titles mixed up or something. I see now it's even at #26 on the IMDB all time list. That's a little bit amazing. So who knows. I do know that I Read more [...]

Across 110th Street

It's one of the best opening credits I've ever seen, even though you're just watching a flight attendant walk through an airport. A lot of the reason it's cool is Pam Grier; my friend Josh and I would even imitate her "oh shit, I've gotta get a move on!" moment when she hikes up her purse and starts to speed walk. But the song has something undeniably great about it. Read more [...]

Top 12 of 2012: “Django Unchained” (An Essay By Djake)

Good Evening! Tonight we'll continue looking back at 2012 with a review by Djake ("The D's silent," he assured me). This movie also made our group's Top 12 list, even though it came out in the final week of 2012. It's also currently leading our Readers' Poll of The Best Movies of 2012, which you should be sure to participate in by going here. Anyhow, without further ado, here's the review: Djake: I knew I would love Django Unchained as soon as I heard Quentin Tarantino was making a "Southern" Read more [...]