1.5/4, 1930s, Drama, Henry King, Review, Western

Jesse James

*note: The Return of Frank James is a sequel to this film by Henry King, so I decided to watch it ahead of Fritz Lang's film. I didn't imagine that I would miss anything important story-wise, but I thought it would mostly be interesting to compare and contrast.* Let's just imagine that this film is… Continue reading Jesse James

1.5/4, 1910s, Action, Adventure, Fritz Lang, Review

The Spiders Episode 2: The Diamond Ship

#38 in my ranking of Fritz Lang's filmography. The first Spiders movie was a relatively small and focused adventure. The second is bigger and far less focused, moving from one to location to the next in an amorphous mystery that doesn't so much escalate with increasing stakes but just kind of lurches from one thing… Continue reading The Spiders Episode 2: The Diamond Ship

1.5/4, 1980s, Horror, Jack Sholder, Review

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge

#6 in my ranking of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. I can't be too hard on this first sequel in the Nightmare on Elm Street series. Wes Craven might have had nothing to do with the film, thinking the potential for a sequel to his original was simply not there while New Line Cinema… Continue reading A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge