Movies

“Interstellar”

“Interstellar”

Few working directors are better than Christopher Nolan at marrying the popcorn pic with a mind-warping big concept. “Memento” mashed a crime noir into a memory puzzle that put time on a yo-yo. “Inception” folded the heist movie into a stack of dreamscapes, embedding Leonardo DiCaprio in a piece of conceptual pop art. Three Batman […]

“Nightcrawler”

“Nightcrawler”

When we meet Lou Bloom, the protagonist of “Nightcrawler,” we know him immediately to be a man of persistent, easy lies. He is a thief, and a violent one, who nonetheless has some inkling of going straight — or, at least, applying his considerable persistence and smarts to a slightly more above-board operation than fencing […]

Oh, The Horror! Part II: The Horror LIVES!

Oh, The Horror! Part II: The Horror LIVES!

Halloween is here and it is one of my favorite holidays of the year. Anyone who knows me knows that I only eat candy corn during the month of October. And I eat lots of it! There is an exception: If the candy corn was acquired while trick-or-treating then it can be consumed in November. […]