film review

  • Film Review – Hostiles (2018)

    These days western films enjoy a theatrical release about as often as The Doctor’s Dallas Cowboys win playoff games – well, that’s unfairly inaccurate, there have been more than two westerns released in the last twenty years, but I’ve made my point. Whenever a tale of the old west...
  • Film Review – Darkest Hour (2017)

    If a favored pastime of the Tuesday Night Cigar Club involves the discussing of films whilst puffing away, then of course there positively must be a review of a movie concerning that most famous of cigar smokers, the inimitable Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. Darkest Hour, starring an unrecognizable...
  • Film Review – Better Watch Out (2017)

    “Twas the night of the Tuesday Night Cigar Club Christmas show, and all through the house, not a creature was sober, not even The Doctor’s pet mouse….” And so much for my attempt at poetry. I had a line prepared that went something like this: “Our stockings were misplaced,...
  • Film Review – The Babysitter (2017)

    Unfortunately as a youth, The Doctor did not have any wild misadventures involving a babysitter to speak of. In fact, I can’t remember my parents ever employing a babysitter. At a very young age I had transformed the basement of my childhood home into a dungeon/laboratory where I spent...
  • Film Review – Happy Death Day (2017)

    One of The Doctor’s most cherished birthday events transpired at a Chuck E Cheese eatery when I turned eight. My hands were greasy from eating pepperoni pizza and my pockets were filled with grimy, syphilitic video game tokens. Due to my young age I was only half-drunk, so I...
  • Film review – Happy Hunting (2017)

    “An alcoholic drifter must battle withdrawal and psychotic rednecks after he becomes the target of a deranged sporting event.” And no, that is not the lead-in to The Doctor’s essay on how I spent my Labor Day weekend. It is instead the synopsis to the highly enjoyable indie horror...
  • Film Review – It

    Are you one of those unfortunate souls with a lifelong fear of clowns? Many kids of The Doctor’s generation were permanently traumatized after seeing Poltergeist for the first time. Apparently it’s a real condition known as coulrophobia, or something like that. I don’t judge – it would not be...
  • Film Review – Mother!

    Another school year has begun anew across the American heartland, bringing with it the change of seasons and the promise of football. Most importantly, it marks the time of the year when your favorite Doctor can begin leaving the office early to attend 4 PM movies on weekdays, as...
  • Film Review – Atomic Blonde (2017)

    I admittedly knew nothing about the plot of Atomic Blonde, and it was obvious from the trailer what the bigwigs were selling: Charlize Theron as some sort of secret agent who wears sexy outfits and goes around kicking the living shit out of anyone who looks at her crossly....