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My NeoText Essays

27 films

Late last year I started submitting essays about genre films and books to NeoText, a cool publishing imprint/culture blog. I…

  • Somewhere in Dreamland
  • Heist
  • Bulworth
  • Spook Sport
  • Balloon Land

Movie Disco 2021

16 films

Pretty good year for me all around. Here are some of the best movies I "discovered." I didn't literally discover…

  • Memoirs of an Invisible Man
  • ¡Three Amigos!
  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  • Spies Like Us
  • Vegas Vacation

Merry Chasemas

7 films

A while back I accidentally started a bizarre family tradition by watching two Chevy Chase movies two Christmas Eves in…

  • Mr. Boogedy
  • Trick or Treat
  • The Fall of the House of Usher
  • Titane
  • Battleship

Shocktober Spy VIII: Just Chilling

38 films

Another Shocktober on the books, whew. No discernable theme or motif here, although I do have to say I think…

  • Dark Angel
  • Total Recall
  • Flatliners
  • GoodFellas
  • Privilege

90s Film Club: A Retrospective in Progress

67 films

Early in the 2020 coronavirus pandemic myself and a cohort of other people stuck inside with nothing to do formed…

  • D3: The Mighty Ducks
  • Zoolander
  • The Social Network
  • Tommy
  • Our Wife

My Birthday Movies

16 films

These are the movies I remember having seen on my birthday, plus the ones I know I saw on my…

  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars
  • Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

The Star Wars Canon, Ranked by Me

6 films

Now that I've belatedly wrapped up my project of watching all the true Star Wars movies as an adult, it's…

  • Mission to Mars
  • The Watermelon Woman
  • Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
  • Wonderland
  • Exotica

2020 Movie Disco

57 films

unlike every other year of my adult life the disintegration of repertory cinema in Austin meant that I was left…

  • Body Double
  • The Big Lebowski
  • The Black Dahlia
  • Taxi Driver
  • Hardcore
  • The Deep
  • The Blood Spattered Bride
  • Stille Nacht I: Dramolet
  • Diary of a Madman
  • Eye of the Beholder

Shocktober Spy VII: Pandemic Pandemonium

35 films

I put on a good show but as you can see from all the short films (some of them barely…

  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • The Black Cat
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes
  • Minority Report

The Pipes Are Callin

11 films

pipe organists of the silver screen. I'm sure I'm forgetting a bunch.

  • The Mummy
  • The Time Machine
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Movies I Kinda Feel Sorry For

8 films

this is an impossible categorization for me to describe objectively, I just know it when I see it. for instance,…