From the Vault Review: ‘The Godfather Part III’ (1990)

By Anthony Miglieri The Godfather Part III is the worst movie of all time. Or so its reputation might have you believe. “Sofia Coppola is terrible,” many say. “It’s just boring,” others opine. And still, there are some like myself who have avoided Part III like a medical checkup: I knew that I should brave it, but did I really need to? However, it is not difficult … Continue reading From the Vault Review: ‘The Godfather Part III’ (1990)

From the Vault Review: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ (1986)

By Andrew Haas When people hear the names Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, they often associate the two with the iconic songs they wrote for Disney animated classics like The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. But before they were the biggest songwriters of the Disney Renaissance, they started in theatre, where they turned a low budget Roger Corman B-movie about a man-eating … Continue reading From the Vault Review: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ (1986)

From the Vault Review: Thief

By Anthony Miglieri The thief stalks the night. The reflection of the passing neon slithers down the massive hood of his black Cadillac. Clad in a dark leather jacket and sporting his D-flawless three-carat ring, this dude means business and makes sure everyone around him knows it. The thief is Jimmy Caan and the director is Michael Mann, a first-timer, although you wouldn’t know it … Continue reading From the Vault Review: Thief

From the Vault Review: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

By Quentin Basnaw Old movies, am I right? They have this certain charm to them. The bright lighting, matte painting backgrounds, and simple camera set-ups all stick out like a sore thumb nowadays. Oh and the cars driving on the screen in the background… they’re lovely. Looking past all of these “high production values,” the movie Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner is a lovely little gem … Continue reading From the Vault Review: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

From the Vault Review: Letters From Iwo Jima

By Quentin Basnaw War is a horrible thing. It brings out the worst of things in the most innocent of people. If you’re tired of seeing the same old same old war movie, novel, or video game, where one side is the bad guy and everyone dying on the other side is simply cannon fodder, Clint Eastwood’ s 2006 film Letters From Iwo Jima is the … Continue reading From the Vault Review: Letters From Iwo Jima

From the Vault Review: Children of Men

By Anthony Miglieri The first scene in Children of Men depicts a grey, somber crowd gathered in a shop, watching the news: the youngest person on earth, aged 18, has been murdered. One man glances at the television, buys a coffee, and trudges outside. Moments later, the shop explodes, flames and downed people scattered and screaming. It gets worse from there. The greatest achievement of … Continue reading From the Vault Review: Children of Men