Author: Josiah Howard

Shaft

CRIMEWATCH: Shaft

This latest of five films in the Shaft franchise—Shaft (1971) (GCDb), Shaft’s Big Score! (1972), Shaft in Africa (1973), Shaft (2000) and now Shaft...

Sleepers

How often do you see a star-packed mainstream film whose focus is the sexual abuse of children in the penal system? Sleepers was not...

Dolores Claiborne

Five years after she won the Best Actress Academy Award for Misery, Kathy Bates was back on the big screen in another Stephen King...

CRASH

It’s been fifteen years since Crash was released and it’s time for a re-evaluation. Derided by many as the film that stole the Best...

Film Noir Classics: SLEEP, MY LOVE

Before celebrated director Douglas Sirk (Magnificent Obsession, Imitation of Life) hit his stride and became Hollywood’s go-to person for the multi-color projection of America’s...

The Panic in Needle Park

Every actor has a breakout film and Al Pacino is no different. Although he appeared in a small role in 1969’s Me, Natalie, it...

Hitchcock

Hollywood loves stories about Hollywood, so the idea of a film about director Alfred Hitchcock’s experience making Psycho seemed like a sure winner: a...

THE OMEN

One of the top grossing films of 1976, The Omen is a supernatural thriller that, though sometimes heavy on exposition, scripture and appropriation, remains...

A STAR IS BORN

What is there to say about a film whose story is such a winner that it has now been made for the fourth time...