Straw Dogs and The Human Mind

Seeing the trailer for the upcoming remake of Straw Dogs made me think about the brilliant original film and about the shockingly violent and brutal lengths that a previously cowardly mathematician goes to to defend his home from invasion against threatening workmen, two of whom have already raped his wife. And whenever I think about [Read More...]

RIP John Hughes

No one mixed the sentimental and the comic better than John Hughes.  Before there was Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen movies there was John Hughes, the king of teen comedies which treated like teens like human beings.  Many of his films are part of the firmament of my film imagination.  I cannot imagine a world [Read More...]


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