The Dance Scene [Pulp Fiction]

Mia Wallace and Vincent Vega are so stinkin’ cool. I mean, completely bombed out on cocaine, and sometimes barely above perceptible levels of functionality.  But the dialogue… the swagger.  And there is no point in Pulp Fiction where this is more evident than at Jackrabbit Slim’s. And inside of Jackrabbit Slim’s, there is no betterContinue reading “The Dance Scene [Pulp Fiction]”

Workout Montages [Rocky, Creed]

Judging the Rocky workout montages based on what type of wall I would run through after viewing. Rocky There is a freshness and unexpectedness to this first Rocky workout montage that still remains even when watching it now. Why is Rocky running in a gray sweat suit? Where is this going? What is about toContinue reading “Workout Montages [Rocky, Creed]”

A Race of Peeping Toms [Rear Window]

“We’ve become a race of peeping toms. What people outta do is get out of their house and look in for a change”- Stella (Rear Window) Nothing should resonate with us more than the thrill and horror of living our lives in the confines of one room. And amidst the current pandemic, nothing should ringContinue reading “A Race of Peeping Toms [Rear Window]”

Hollywood Cats

In the midst of a sea-change in the elitist and demographically uninspiring world of film, cats have every right to post their picket signs along with women and minorities. #OscarsSoDogs, amiright?  Think about the great dog roles of our generation. Old Yeller, Marley, Beethoven, Benjy, Lassie, Air Bud, the list goes on. Now consider theContinue reading “Hollywood Cats”

Animated Dogs…Who Knew? [The Call of the Wild]

I was an unwilling participant in my emotional investment in The Call of the Wild, a movie hemorrhaging money and featuring an overly-obviously animated dog as the main character. However, I not only connected with this movie, I was laughing from the moment Buck ripped through his home in the opening scene, bouncing his owners childrenContinue reading “Animated Dogs…Who Knew? [The Call of the Wild]”

Can We Talk About [Jaws]?

This is admittedly a hot take but hear me out. Every good movie does the same thing well… the intrigue and fear of the unnamed terror. This build could be considered the easy part of the genre. Whether people are dying or getting the shit scared out of them, most monster movies find some wayContinue reading “Can We Talk About [Jaws]?”

Welcome to the Blog [Reservoir Dogs]

Click here for Did you blank it? home page. The idea of a heist where no one knows each other is maybe the best representation of internet life in film. I was immediately drawn to the characters in Reservoir Dogs, who were all dressed the same and brought together for the same reason, and also veiled theirContinue reading “Welcome to the Blog [Reservoir Dogs]”