A cheerful failure

For Filmspotting's latest poll, they ask which of the provided movie failures you are the biggest cheerleader for. The criteria: “These are movie ‘failures’ that paired well-respected, ‘auteurist’ filmmakers with existing properties—and high expectations—resulting in significant disappointments critically and (usually) at the box office.” Check out the poll for all the options. I’ve only actually … Continue reading A cheerful failure

Ghost Papas: Fatherhood in ‘The Patriot’ and ‘Interstellar’

I recently rewatched The Patriot for the first time in a long while. I was big into this movie as a lad, so rewatching it as a thirtysomething dad was something of an experiment to see how my adolescent tastes hold up. There's good (John Williams' score, Mel Gibson as likeable movie star) and bad … Continue reading Ghost Papas: Fatherhood in ‘The Patriot’ and ‘Interstellar’