Mystery Train: Movie Review

It cannot be said that with his fourth film, Mystery Train (1989), Jim Jarmusch strayed too far from his style. Perhaps, since his previous film was the brilliant comedy Down By Law (1986), it would’ve been fair to expect something more than what appears to be a simple evolution of the director’s first two works, Permanent … More Mystery Train: Movie Review

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Star Trek: TOS – S01E29, Operation: Annihilate!

Operation: Annihilate! is an extremely dense episode. James T. Kirk finds his brother Sam and his sister-in-law Aurelan (Joan Swift) only to lose them soon after. He saves his nephew Peter (Craig Hundley) for whom he worries for half the episode and then forgets all about him: either he’s still in the infirmary or he’s … More Star Trek: TOS – S01E29, Operation: Annihilate!

Star Trek: TOS – S01E28, The City on the Edge of Forever

The City on the Edge of Forever: even before watching this episode I was fascinated by its title, so captivating, mysterious, and evocative. And then it only improves on that, this is truly a masterpiece! It’s the second episode dealing with time travel after Tomorrow is Yesterday, but this one is far superior! There’s little … More Star Trek: TOS – S01E28, The City on the Edge of Forever

Star Trek: TOS – S01E27, The Alternative Factor

The Alternative Factor, let’s face it, isn’t a very good episode. It’s too complicated, with a very intricate and dense plot, with a special effect repeated several times which is confusing more than anything else, and again security aboard the Enterprise looks ridiculous only for the sake of advancing the plot (through the theft of … More Star Trek: TOS – S01E27, The Alternative Factor

Predator: Movie Review

The filmography of director John McTiernan could be defined with the expression “few but good”. Not because he carefully chose his projects and made them with an obsessive attention to details like Stanley Kubrick did. But simply because as long as he worked, he worked well. Then they put him in jail and he stayed there … More Predator: Movie Review