Criminally Ignored: The Ice Harvest (2005)

When most critics and film nerds speak enthusiastically about the films Harold Ramis has written or directed, they usually wax nostalgic for comedies like Ghostbusters, Caddyshack, Stripes, Animal House, or Groundhog Day.  There’s good reason to celebrate those films, they are all legitimately funny and hold up today when many comedies from the late ‘70s […]

Criminally Ignored: The TV Set (2007)

I suppose it’s almost a miracle that writer/producer/director Jake Kasdan is still allowed to make movies.  From Zero Effect to Freaks and Geeks to Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Kasdan has brought his apparent jinx to several films and TV series over the past fifteen years.  Perhaps he’s still allowed to work because the […]

Criminally Ignored: The Last Winter (2007)

It’s a very risky project when a filmmaker tries to make a genre film that wears a political message on its sleeve.  But that’s exactly what co-writer/producer/director Larry Fessenden did with The Last Winter.  Unlike other films that have attempted to merge an ecological message with horror elements (I’m looking at you The Happening), Fessenden […]