The Thing

A remake of a 1951 film (with a prequel that came out in 2011), John Carpenter’s 1982 version of The Thing is considered by many to be a horror classic, combining practical make-up, horror, and sci-fi elements…

Unforgiven

In honor of its 25th anniversary, Dave, Ivan, and Mike re-visit Clint Eastwood’s Oscar-winning western, Unforgiven. The film has been much lauded by both critics and audiences (it took home 7 Academy Awards).  Does this classic Western…

Memento

Writer/director Christopher Nolan is one of the most successful filmmakers currently working today. From The Dark Knight Trilogy to big budget epics like Interstellar and Dunkirk, his films have grossed billions. But, back in the late…

Bonus Episode: Re-viewed Film School — George Washington

In the second iteration of “Re-viewed Film School” Ivan brings back filmmaker and cinephile Shahir Daud to talk about David Gordon Green’s George Washington, which—with its depiction of a lazy summer hanging out with impoverished kids in the rural…

My Neighbor Totoro

Originally released in 1988, My Neighbor Totoro is often considered to be the seminal film from acclaimed writer/director Hayao Miyazaki and his animation team at Studio Ghibli. It’s a film that changed the face of anime and…

The Fifth Element

In the wake of his recent sci-fi epic (and flop), Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, we turn to French director Luc Besson’s previous big budget sci-fi epic (and flop), The Fifth Element. Yes,…

The Karate Kid

A classic underdog story, The Karate Kid holds a special place in pop culture (SWEEP THE LEG!). But, three sequels and one remake later, do we have Karate Kid fatigue? In remembrance of director John G….

Stand By Me

Often considered by many to be the quintessential “coming-of-age” film, Stand By Me is one of the rare movies about children that’s actually made for adults, balancing both youthful comedy and heavier dramatic themes like death, grief,…

All the President’s Men

Often considered to be one of the most important American political movies ever made, All the President’s Men is a film that truly stands the test of time. Now, in the wake of current political scandal…

Point Break

Vaya con dios, broheims! Time to catch a sick wave and rob some banks with Kathleen Bigelow’s 1991 action crime thriller, Point Break. Although it was remade in 2015 and essentially ripped off plot-wise by…

Ghost

Ghost may just be one of the biggest cinematic hits…well…ever. Produced for just 22 million, this “mid-budget” film went on to gross over $505.7 million at the box office and was nominated for five Academy…

The Crying Game

Nominated for a slew of Oscars in 1992 (including best picture and best director), The Crying Game made quite a splash when it was released amongst both audiences and critics. But, how does this Irish…