Movies

Christmas Movie Apocrypha

Christmas Movie Apocrypha

It’s easy, I think, to labor under the illusion that all of our favorite holiday films have somehow always existed, that they sprung fully formed from the primordial ooze, as if God, after realizing what a hopeless existence he doomed us to, said, “Oh jeez, you guys. My bad. Here’s some feel-goods.” But even these […]

Parallel Horror

Parallel Horror

Hey, remember a few weeks ago when I said I was kicking off a series of pieces focusing on time-travel related movies? Yep, me too; like, last night. Since today is the designated “Future Day” that takes place in “Back to the Future, Part II” and Halloween also just happens to be about a week […]

Oh, the Horror!

Oh, the Horror!

As we draw nearer and nearer to Halloween, it occurs to me — only now, for the first time in 31 years — that I’m not exactly sure what it is that draws me to horror. And I don’t mean Halloween; I mean horror. I know what draws me to Halloween; I can categorize it […]