film review

  • Film Review – Glass (2019)

    Apologies are due for what I intend to be a brief opening rant. Feel free to skip to the “Glass” subheading below, but for those otherwise inclined I would share an observation or two about the evils of going to the movies on a Saturday. As your favorite Doctor...
  • Film Review – The Last Laugh (2019)

    Before I commence a brief dissertation on the recent Netflix release The Last Laugh starring the now-septuagenarians Chevy Chase and Richard Dreyfuss, I would like to take a moment to reflect upon a portion of the Chase filmography. In the glorious, inimitable decade known as the 1980’s, Chevy Chase...
  • Film Review – What Still Remains (2018)

    I was tempted late of one afternoon to finally take the Bird Box plunge and see what all the hullaballoo was about, but I could not overcome a mild trepidation at the 124 minute running time… and then when I heard that a few people had taken to wearing...
  • Film Review – New Year’s Evil (1980)

    The Doctor apologizes for his recent hiatus from the Tuesday Night Cigar Club scene. Unfortunately, the tumbling stock market – combined with rumors that I (allegedly) behaved poorly at a holiday cocktail mixer, even though I correctly proved a point about the dangers of attempting certain kitchen activities while...
  • Review – Halloween: Resurrection (2002) & Acid Kuba kuba cigar

    Like a line from that old Grateful Dead dirge, what a long, strange trip it’s been. After much waxing nostalgic, we have reached the final chapter in our Halloween retrospective. Unfortunately, that final chapter is Halloween: Resurrection. Perhaps a better title would have been Halloween: Let’s Get This Over...
  • Review – Halloween H20 (1998) & Joya de Nicaragua Cuatro Cinco cigar

    Perhaps only a scant three years had passed since the last Halloween film hit cinema screens, but H20 was released during a new era as far as horror movies were concerned: the post-Scream era, a world that includes the Jump Scare*, tongue-in-cheek humor, and a new brand of savvy...
  • Review – Halloween 6 (1995) & Florida Sun Grown cigar

    Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers is an interesting film, to say the least. Although the Akkad family was still involved, Halloween 6 was released by Dimension Films, and the collective powers that be had to make a crucial decision on how to proceed with the franchise following...
  • Review – Halloween II (1981) & Liga Privada T52 Corona Viva

    THE FILM – HALLOWEEN II (1981) The Doctor differs from his peers who dabble in critical reviews in at least one major way, and I am not referring to my complete lack of prestige. No, what I refer to is that I do not sit in utter disdain of...
  • Review – Halloween (1978) & Liga Privada No 9 Corona Viva

    Ah, the autumn season begins its turn. The fiery orange of sunset seems to take on an even more magical hue. Maybe your lady friend has traded in her summer shorts for jeans and a light sweater, but she is still beautiful just the same. The bourbon begins to...