Fantasy
 
 
 
 
Movie
 

Throwback Thursday Review: “The Pagemaster” Tried To Get Kids To Enjoy Literature (1994)

Richard Tyler (Culkin) is a young boy who is literally scared of everything. When his dad (Begley Jr) tries to get him into sports, he spouts off statistics about how shin splints cause blood clots. When he builds him a treehou...
 
6.5
 
Family
 

Throw Back Thursday Review of “Dragonslayer”

Written by: Hal Barwood and Matthew Robbins Directed by: Matthew Robbins Starring: Peter MacNicol, Caitlin Clarke, and Ralph Richardson By now, if you’ve read many of these TBT reviews, you have probably figured out that ...
 
 
Comedy
 

Throwback Thursday Review of “Time Bandits”

        Written by: Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam Directed by: Terry Gilliam Starring: Craig Warnock, John Cleese, Sean Connery, David Warner, Ian Holm, David Rappaport, Kenny Baker, Malcolm Dixon, Mike Ed...
 

 
Comedy
 

“Mermaid” is a dreamlike quirk-fest with a sad but hopeful heart

Written and directed by: Anna Melikyan Starring: Mariya Shalayeva, Evgeniy Tsyganov, Mariya Sokova, and Irina Skrinichenko My discovery of Anna Melikyan’s 2007 film “Mermaid” was… unique. I was mindlessl...
 
 
Action
 

Throw back Thursday review of “Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure”

Written by: Bob Carrau and George Lucas Directed by: John Korty Starring: Warwick Davis, Aubree Miller, Eric Walker, Fionnula Flanagan, Guy Boyd, Tony Cox, and the voice of Burl Ives In the mid-80s, there was a sadness in the w...
 
 
Action
 

Mythica: The Necromancer

Written by: Jason Faller, Liska Ostojic , and Justin Partridge Directed by: A. Todd Smith Starring: Melanie Stone, Jake Stormoen, Adam Johnson, Nicola Posener, Philip Brodie, Robert Jayne, and Kevin Sorbo The fine people at Arr...
 

 
Animated
 

When Marnie Was There – A (last?) beautiful, touching film from Studio Ghibli

Written by:  Joan G. Robinson (Novel), Keiko Niwa (Screenplay), Masashi Ando (Screenplay), and Hiromasa Yonebayashi Adapted English screenplay by: David Freedman Directed by: Hiromasa Yonebayashi Starring (Voices): Sara Takatsu...
 
 
Fantasy
 

Tale of Tales – Dark yet beautiful fairy tales

Written by: Giambattista Basile (book), Edoardo Albinati (screenplay), Ugo Chiti (screenplay), Massimo Gaudioso (screenplay), and Matteo Garrone Directed by: Matteo Garrone Starring: Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones, Joh...
 
 
Drama
 

Felt – A powerful and dark film that will stay with me for a long time

Written by: Jason Banker and Amy Everson Directed by: Jason Banker Starring: Amy Everson, Kentucker Audley, and Roxanne Lauren Knouse In the opening scene of “Felt”, Jason Banker’s follow up to his 2012 genre-...
 

 
Fantasy
 

Horsehead – A mind-bending horror film with style and substance to spare

Written by: Karim Chériguène and Romain Basset Directed by: Romain Basset Starring: Lilly-Fleur Pointeaux, Catriona MacColl, Murray Head, Vernon Dobtcheff, and Gala Besson I love watching director’s debut feature films. I...