Nightmare Alley (2021)

Cronos (1993) Mimic (1997) The Devil’s Backbone (2001) Blade 2 (2002) Hellboy (2004) Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) Hellboy 2: The Golden Army (2008) Pacific Rim (2013) Crimson Peak (2015) The Shape of Water (2017) What do these titles all have in common, aside from all ranging from Good to Great on the Quality Scale? They were […]

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The Last Duel (2021)

I feel for Ridley Scott. I really do. Of late, the rightfully revered director (and one of my personal favorites) has been unfairly lambasted for the last decade for many of his recent directorial efforts. Now I’m not saying that some of the criticism hasn’t been warranted, as in some cases, it most certainly has […]

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No Time to Die (2021)

“Bond. James Bond.” These immortal words have played a part in my life going back to early childhood and all those sleepovers at my great aunt’s house in the mid 80’s, where she had a good number of the Connery / Moore flicks on VHS that I would always get to check out whenever my […]

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Dune (2021)

Otherwise known as Dune Part One, if you go by the onscreen title. I was 7 years old when David Lynch’s much maligned adaptation of Frank Herbert’s epic 1965 novel (the first of many) was released and I was all for it, without really knowing why. At the time, I was devouring all things science […]

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Halloween Kills (2021)

As I’ve mentioned in past reviews, ad nauseum, I’m a child of the 80’s / 90’s and as a result, I was privy to, and obsessed with, horror flicks that came out in that wonderful time period, that Golden Age of Cinema. During the 80’s in particular, we gore fans were swamped with all manner […]

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Streets of Fire (1984)

Streets of Fire is one of those 80’s flicks that I’d frequently heard of in the pop culture peripherals, but never saw and actually knew very little about. I knew that Walter Hill (Last Man Standing), who’s films I generally love, directed it, that it had a weird, stylized and off-kilter in-film universe and involved […]

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Worth Pondering

A short story by LR Forgues Started Oct 6, 2021 — When it was late and dark, as it was now, his mind tended to wander. Not too far, mind you, there was still a job to do. But just far enough to tickle a deep-rooted intellectual curiosity, which was a most welcome distraction on […]

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The Fourth Protocol (1987)

It was around the period of this espionage thrillers release that I was able to start embracing more adult fare, when it came to movies. My parents were very cool (or very naïve, take your pick) and let me check out a number of the more hardcore type classics that were hitting the theatre’s and […]

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A short story by LR Forgues Chapter One – Smoke and Shadow 11:42 pm Saturday *Meow* The girl, not yet into her 20’s, pulled the smouldering joint from her glossed lips and quickly brushed a blond dread away from her pretty soon-to-be-bloodshot eyes; sky blue eyes which scanned the bushes with an edge of oddly […]


T2 Trainspotting (2017)

In the 90’s, if there were two flicks that demonstrated the impact a solid soundtrack can have on a movie’s place in pop culture history, they were Pulp Fiction (1994) and Trainspotting (1996), arguably then followed by Judgement Night (1993) and Reservoir Dogs (1992) (personal bias but I would also throw 1993’s Cool World soundtrack […]

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