The Things I’ve Seen (in March)

My movie diet was a little thin in March, but there were still good titles in there, a couple of disappointments, and one film that caused DEEP HURTING. The Good: Taxi Driver: An iconic picture and one of Scorsese’s many towering achievements. See it. Rififi: If you haven’t seen the Criterion Collection’s DVD or Blu-Ray… Continue reading The Things I’ve Seen (in March)

Can Amityville 2: The Possession Be Saved?

The Amityville franchise is a rancid body of work. From the first feature in 1979 to the Michael Bay produced remake in 2005, the series has served up all the ooze, breasts, dog abuse-Fu and questionable real estate purchases that…well…there must have been someone who wanted them. The second film, supposedly a prequel to 1979’s Amityville… Continue reading Can Amityville 2: The Possession Be Saved?

Quaint and Best Forgotten Volumes Part 2: Amityville II: The Possession

Once upon a time, during a real estate crisis not wholly dissimilar from our own, a couple that found itself unable to afford the house they’d just bought got together with their attorney and, over a bottle of wine, seized upon a way to spin their straw into gold: a hoax. That hoax begat a… Continue reading Quaint and Best Forgotten Volumes Part 2: Amityville II: The Possession