From The Parallax Review Vaults: Runaway Train (1985)

The following review originally was written for The Parallax Review, a film review site of which I was the co-founder and managing editor. I have decided to collect the writings I did for The Parallax Review and preserve them here. I will be posting a few of these older pieces every week. My review of […]

The Cohen Case Files: The Ambulance (1990)

Written and Directed by Larry Cohen The Ambulance is a snapshot of an industry in transition. Released in 1990, it’s the type of low-budget independent thriller that would soon start going straight to video, but still managed to make its way into theaters…barely. If not for an eclectic cast of solid character actors and a […]

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 […]