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  • The Border

    The Border

    ★★★★

    I was in the mood for some Jack last night, not the Jack Daniels but the Jack Nicholson, and "The Border" satisfied my craving for a film with the famous actor in it. The ending to the film is straight out abrupt, like end of film, punto, but the story of a Border Patrol agent succumbing to the temptations of corruption because the position in which the job puts him is rife with opportunities to enhance the Border Patrol's famously…

  • Evilspeak

    Evilspeak

    ★★★★

    Strange revenge film about a bullied cadet at a southern California military academy played by Clint Howard who finds Satan in order to avenge the humiliation and cruelty he's endured at the hands of his sadistic fellow cadets and the school officials who turn a blind eye to it. He doesn't go into the academy's chapel to pray to God for strength to endure all this, but, since he's assigned by the reverend of the academy, as a humiliating punishment,…

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  • The Man Who Knew Too Much

    The Man Who Knew Too Much

    ★★★★½

    The colonial Morocco setting kind of had me worried with the portrayal of all the people in power were white, ruling over a dark skinned Muslim population that looked and acted stereotyped to fit the preconceived notions, just cementing opinions of the time about the benefits of colonialism. But then Hitchcock and company moved the action to London, the epicenter of imperialism at one time, things picked up, not that the scenes from Morocco weren't expertly crafted. And VistaVision amped…

  • The Wraith

    The Wraith

    ★★★

    Out of the starry Arizona night sky came Charlie Sheen as "The Wraith" to avenge his murder for "doing it" with the local badass's girlfriend. The relationships in this film make no sense. She'll never love him, the badass guy but he's like "you're mine because I'm a badass and you're hot, I bequeath it", but she has blocked the murder of her lover from her memory. Now he's back, from exactly where? dressed in a sleek space suit with…