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“How Dan Stevens Got Weird”

“How Dan Stevens Got Weird”


I dig Dan Stevens and I make no apologies. But I do make unexpected analogies! I remember reading, I think, Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks, Mick Foley’s 1999 autobiography, and I remember Foley writing about Vince McMahon’s habit of getting in the ring and taking chairs to the face and stunners … Continue reading

“The 25 Best Movies of 1998”

“The 25 Best Movies of 1998”


I haven’t watched Happiness in years, and I honestly wasn’t expecting to revisit it ever in my life. Yet here I am, writing about it up on the pages of Paste Magazine for the Movies section’s Best Movies of 1998 list. What a thing. My write-up makes the film sound miserable, which it is, and it makes … Continue reading

“The 50 Best Slasher Movies of All Time”

“The 50 Best Slasher Movies of All Time”


It’s been so long since I put together my big blurb contribution for Paste Magazine‘s list of the 50 best slasher movies of all time (of all time!) that I actually…forgot we hadn’t yet published it. But we hadn’t! And now we have! I wrote about Tenebrae, the Dario Argento meta classic, and you’ll also see re-ups … Continue reading

“Only Spike Lee could have made ‘BlacKkKlansman'”

“Only Spike Lee could have made ‘BlacKkKlansman'”


I don’t think it’s over the line to cite BlacKkKlansman as one of Spike Lee’s best films, and I’m the guy who usually seethes at claims of “masterpiece” directed at movies that haven’t been out in theaters for even a day. Is BlacKkKlansman that? Is it a masterpiece? I’m not sure. Time will tell. But it does stand out … Continue reading