Welcome to Film Face-Off. Two films enter, one film leaves. Well, technically Jeff Bayer simply pits two movies together, makes up five categories, and then declares a winner. Sometimes there is ..
Remember Power Rangers, that wacko show you used to watch as a kid? You know, with the colorful superhero team that assembles into a giant robot to fight stock footage from old Japanese kaiju ..
Trainspotting, a cult favorite since the moment it arrived 21 years ago, was Danny Boyle's second movie and most of the world's first exposure to Ewan McGregor. Boyle has directed nine more films ..
The red-band trailer for the upcoming CHIPS movie contains no fewer than five f-bombs, two discussions on the hygiene of a particular act between people who love each other very (very) much, and ..
One of this weekend’s most anticipated new movies — or to put it more accurately, this week’s most anticipated new movie about motorcycle-riding police officers in California — is CHiPs ..
One of the most reliable sub-genres of the past 10 years has been the raunchy, R-rated sex comedy, a type of film that can be made cheaply yet yield fantastic grosses (both kinds). There were ..
One might look at 2017’s Beauty and the Beast and wonder what film history is in its DNA besides the obvious. On the surface, it’s merely a remake of Disney’s 1991 animated musical adaptation of ..
The only way Disney's live-action remake of its own Beauty and the Beast works is if you don't compare it to the 1991 animated masterpiece. This is hard to do, though, because 1) you have seen ..
The Trainspotting soundtrack, one of the most influential albums of the ‘90s, belongs to the rare group of film soundtracks where the songs are the score. Director Danny Boyle found success with ..
The rapidly growing self-cannibalization wing of Walt Disney Pictures has manufactured a new live-action version of Beauty and the Beast that courted controversy from the moment it was announced. ..
Zaniness is in short supply these days. In this grim-dark universe directed by Zack Snyder that we’ve created for ourselves, any attempt to be a little bonkers should be recognized. Why can’t we ..
Jordan Peele’s horror-comedy Get Out is breaking new ground for its blunt, satirical take on the current state of race relations. But what many fail to notice amid the stark social commentary is ..
There are few purer forms of entertainment than monkeys, wanton destruction, and comically oversized objects. So when a team of visionary filmmakers led by Merian C. Cooper decided to combine the ..
Kong: Skull Island is about people barging into a place they've never been before, dropping bombs to see how solid the land is, then acting indignant when the local wildlife responds defensively. ..
Welcome back! Last time, we took a look at movies based on U.S. history from Columbus to the end of the 19th century, and boy did we have fun! But there’s still plenty of history to cover, so we ..