The Thinking Man's Idiot

The unruly brain and bad habits of a writer, artist, and grilled cheese sandwich-enthusiast.

Tag Archives: film cinema movies

Cinema Dentata: ‘I Blame Society’ – 2021 SF Indiefest

Grace Horvat’s ultra-violent feminist-revenge satire of Hollywood deserves all the buzz it’s generating.

Friday, 19 February, 2021 · 1 Comment

Watch it Bleed: ‘The Predator’

Shane Black making a new ‘Predator’ film SHOULD be amazing, but it settles for being (barely) above average.

Tuesday, 11 September, 2018 · 1 Comment

Decent Results: ‘Searching’ Film Review

Fine performances and believable visuals elevate a by-the-numbers thriller.

Wednesday, 5 September, 2018 · 1 Comment

Shooting Blanks: The ‘Death Wish’ Remake

If White privilege and MAGA hats were movies, this would be their BIRTH OF A NATION.

Thursday, 1 March, 2018 · 3 Comments

Swinging for the ‘Fences’

August Wilson’s Pulitzer-winning classic finally gets the excellent film adaptation it deserves.

Tuesday, 17 January, 2017 · 1 Comment

‘Bellus’ magazine Film Reviews

My published reviews for the eclectic San Francisco art magazine.

Monday, 25 April, 2016 · 3 Comments

In For a Penny: You Can’t take it With You

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Image via Universal Pictures “[I]t’s a form of alchemy, of magic. It’s very appealing. I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been…

Thursday, 17 December, 2015 · 1 Comment

Osmosis II: Who hates a Dancing Bear?

My skills get better, but my prospects continue to shrink – WTF?

Friday, 7 March, 2014 · 1 Comment

Jack Ryan: The Wonder Years

Tom Clancy’s famous hero is once again rebooted onscreen for his weakest interpretation yet.

Tuesday, 28 January, 2014 · Leave a comment

‘Carrie’ – a load

Once again this year, I watch another watered-down take on Stephen King’s horror classic.

Monday, 16 December, 2013 · 3 Comments