Archive for April, 2017

Punchline

Punchline

| April 3, 2017

As someone who periodically goes through phases in which I obsess over standup comedy, I’d long been fascinated by the idea behind the film Punchline (1988), a film set in the world of standup comedy and starring Sally Field alongside the immensely funny Tom Hanks at the height of his comedy phase. The thing is, […]

Puppylove

Puppylove

| April 3, 2017

Coming of age stories are always a gamble.  It’s like reviewing horror films.  You know that 90% of them are going to be garbage, but every once in a while you come across something really special.  Unfortunately, Puppylove isn’t very good.  However, it does have an interesting premise that could have been done well if […]

Pulse (1988)

Pulse (1988)

| April 2, 2017

The premise of 1988’s Pulse alone might not inspire much confidence in viewers that it’s going to be any good at all. The premise: evil electricity stalks a family. Is it a ghost in the machine, like, you know, in Ghost in the Machine (1993)? Is it a demon or an alien entity? Or is […]

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The Death of Louis XIV

The Death of Louis XIV

| April 2, 2017

King Louis XIV was an avid backgammon player, and one day while playing with his courtiers produced a move that seemingly went against the rules. Louis thought he was in the right, but the courtiers remained silent, not wanting to go against the King’s wishes. To resolve the deadlock, the King called in the Count […]

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