A True Classic

I really have no reason to post this other than the fact that I just finished watching Death Comes to Town, the very funny murder mystery mini-series by The Kids in the Hall. Like most people my age, I have a special place in my heart for the absurdist, cross-dressing humor of the troupe and […]

The Cohen Case Files: I Deal in Danger (1966)

Screenplay by Larry Cohen Before he was a prolific spec screenwriter, he was a prolific independent filmmaker, and before he was a prolific independent filmmaker, Larry Cohen was a prolific television writer.  In the ‘60s alone, he created four series and wrote episodes of thirteen other series, including such popular programs as The Defenders and […]

The Movie Defender: Death to Smoochy (2002)

Only enormously talented people could have made Death to Smoochy. Those with lesser gifts would have lacked the nerve to make a film so bad, so miscalculated, so lacking any connection with any possible audience. To make a film this awful, you have to have enormous ambition and confidence, and dream big dreams. –– Roger […]