B&W Cinema Series: “The Night of the Hunter” by Nate Blake

The Night of the Hunter is a film I’ve been meaning to revisit for well over a decade and I finally carved out some time to watch my new Criterion Collection Blu-ray yesterday morning. I had only seen this film once previously, back when I was 14, and only because my Dad rented it from … Continue reading B&W Cinema Series: “The Night of the Hunter” by Nate Blake

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” review by Nate Blake

New to Netflix today, we have writer/director Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7, a retelling of the court case involving a group of seven anti-Vietnam War protestors who were charged with inciting riots during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The Chicago 7 include Abbie Hoffman (Sacha Baron Cohen), Tom Hayden (Eddie Redmayne), David … Continue reading “The Trial of the Chicago 7” review by Nate Blake

My Halloween 2020 Watch List by Nate Blake

This blog may be the only place I haven’t yet made clear that Halloween is my favorite holiday. It wasn’t always this way. Though autumn has always been my favorite season, I was raised in a religious household by parents who, for a time, belonged to a church (cough "cult" cough) far outside the mainstream … Continue reading My Halloween 2020 Watch List by Nate Blake

B&W Cinema Series: “Shadow of A Doubt” by Nate Blake

Happy first week of fall! In order to celebrate the arrival of my favorite season, I decided to use this installment of the B&W Cinema Series to talk about one of my favorite Alfred Hitchcock films, Shadow of A Doubt. Released in 1943, this psychological thriller follows the relationship between Charles Oakley/Uncle Charlie (Joseph Cotton) … Continue reading B&W Cinema Series: “Shadow of A Doubt” by Nate Blake

Popcorn Treasures: “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” By Allison Sutton

I distinctly recall enjoying The Man From U.N.C.L.E., a movie I saw in theaters the weekend it was released in 2015 with the lovely Alex Blake. In the dog days of summer, all I wanted was air conditioning and a movie about attractive men with muscular thighs doing and accomplishing things in a period setting. … Continue reading Popcorn Treasures: “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” By Allison Sutton