Pretty Woman gets a bad rap, largely due to its all-too-perfect fairy tale premise, but honestly I think people just don’t like the idea of a rom-com that actually works.
Tag: retro reviews
PCU (1994) | Movie Review
PCU ultimately doesn’t do quite as much with its brilliant premise as it should–and believe it or not, could probably be even more politically incorrect–but the movie definitely serves as a launching point for the conversation
The Big Chill (1983) | Movie Review
One theme of The Big Chill is that good people do bad things and then try to rationalize them. That very much sums up what this film may be all about in the end.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) | Movie Review
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is filled with self-importance without self-reflection.
Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow (1959) | Movie Review
At first glance, Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow may not seem to be as bad as the likes of Plan 9 From Outer Space or The Horror of Party Beach, but upon delving into the details, this movie is pretty pathetic.
Taxi Driver (1976) | Movie Review
It’s funny how the high brow films of 1976 are now mainstream treasures. Taxi Driver is definitely high-brow. It’s also … More
Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997) | Movie Review
Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion is smartly written and covers its back well at all times.
Hot Rod Gang (1958) | Movie Review
Still, at 73 minutes Hot Rod Gang is fairly harmless, if not a fun and delightfully wacky glimpse at a past era.
Sole Survivor (1984) | Movie Review
Sole Survivor is a horror movie with mystique. Eberhardt keeps us at a distance, but never leaves us stranded there. He earns our trust that we’ll get a proper payoff in the end. And when it happens, it’s extremely satisfying.
Night of the Comet (1984) | Movie Review
Though Night of the Comet loses steps here and there, it’s masterful at exuding a 1980s feel: malls, movie theaters, arcades, and radio stations.